Title - 'Between Wine And Blood' (Ear Music)
Artist - New Model Army
After an incredible 34-year career in the music business, New Model Army have just released a brand new CD/DVD for their fans to devour! Entitled Between Wine and Blood, the album is both a brand new studio mini-album of 6 new songs and an 11 track live album recorded on the band's current 'Between Dog and Wolf' tour.
Said Between Dog and Wolf album was released last September and actually enabled NMA to receive some of their best ever reviews over that glorious 34-year span.
The first 6 track EP disc begins with 'According To You,' where a distorted guitar wail quickly gives way to quite a tuneful track, it has to be said. Next is 'Angry Planet,' which is hardly angry at all, in all honesty. No angst, just melodic music toned vocals, the song is backed by 'Guessing.' The ship faring, weather worn 'Happy To Be Here' is a true gem on this EP, trust me. A country-tinged low-tempo storytelling fable at its finest, it showcases Justin Sullivan's vocals perfectly. The English post-punk/alternative rock band, formed way back in 1980 then bring the EP to a close with both the longest track, 'Devils Bargain' and then finally the beautifully-sung 'Sunrise.'
The live album features songs recorded at shows in London, Nottingham, Cologne, Cambridge and Amsterdam. Included are: 'Stormclouds,' 'March in September,' 'Did You Make It Safe?', 'I Need More Time,' 'Pull The Sun,' 'Lean Back and Fall,' 'Seven Times,' 'Between Dog and Wolf,' 'Summer Moors,' and both 'Knievel' and 'Horsemen.'