Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood £16.99 – LP £20.99 – Deluxe LP with 12″ of bonus remixes (Released 9th March )

Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has unveiled ‘Rock & Roll Is Cold’, the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino that’s released on 9 March 2015. Watch ‘Rock & Roll Is Cold’ HERE.

Despite White declaring that “everyone knows rock and roll is cold” in the first verse, ‘Rock & Roll Is Cold’ is actually the opposite, an effortlessly cool celebration of a song with a highly addictive piano melody and a slinky R&B groove. Sounding brighter and bolder than Big Inner with some serious pop chops in tow, it’s unmistakably a Matthew E. White track – full of character and confidence as well as those pristine horn arrangements we’ve come to love.

“Rock & Roll Is Cold is about how we continue to take the most vibrant, soulful, deep music and make it a caricature of itself. We look into it, force it to turn in on itself, force it to turn back on itself, and we lose the source, we lose the mystery, the magic, and we seem to be unaware that any of that is even happening.“ – Matthew E. White

What’s more, White’s special solo show at St. Luke’s on 10 March 2015 sold out mere hours after Fresh Blood’s announcement. Full band shows for April 2015 detailed below.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), Vinyl (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D). There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album, minus strings/horns or choir.

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