Hot on the heels of his politically-charged radio single “Head On A Stick”, Sex Pistols bassist and Rock Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock has today released an equally pertinent and pointed follow-up single titled “Magic Carpet Ride” to all major streaming services and digital retailers.
The single is taken from Glen’s long-awaited new solo album Consequences Coming which is slated for release on April 28, 2023 via Cooking Vinyl.
“Magic Carpet Ride, with its fingers crossed Instant Karma-esque groove, is part of a quartet of songs from my forthcoming album, Consequences Coming,” says Matlock. “It attempts to deal with the road to nowhere journey we are being whisked on, to who knows where, who knows how and who the blinking flip knows why and is a sincere pleading that it is not the cul de sac that it promises to be, with the only escape route being the garden gate installed for a laugh by the flat earth society.”
Glen continues, “It also has a great slide guitar by Earl Slick.”
Matlock’s new deal with Cooking Vinyl will additionally see the label re-release two of his previous solo albums: 2010’s Born Running, and 2018’s critically acclaimed Good To Go. The new album’s first single “Head On A Stick”(released January 27, 2023) is also on all digital music platforms. The official music video for “Head On A Stick” can be seen HERE: www.youtube.com/@glenmatlockofficial
His persona these days may be that of a stylish rock gent, but as always the former icon of punk remains politically passionate. This album is nothing short of Glens call to arms to tackle this current diabolical period of governance.
“The album was written and recorded in Britain over the last 18 months or so with a posse of seasoned but on point performers.” says Matlock. “All done during the debacle that is Brexit and the rise and fall of the turgid Trump episode in the US. These songs reflect my take on the whole sorry mess that has ensued.”
Matlock elaborates on the album, “Now the wheels of the music business can sometimes move at a lugubrious, glacial pace, and sometimes the moment might be lost but seeing no break in the clouds or clear light at the end of the tunnel, surely the only demand on people’s lips should be that there are ‘Consequences Coming’ for the fat headed oafs who have foisted their asinine warped sensibilities on us.”
“The tunes are pretty catchy too…”
Set to be released on April 28, 2023, the new full-length studio album Consequences Coming
will be made available in Digital and specially packaged CD format.
The vinyl format is now available for PRE-ORDER HERE: https://glenmatlock.tmstor.es/
Consequences Coming Album Track Listing:
1. Head On A Stick
2. Consequences Coming
3. Magic Carpet Ride
4. Speaking In Tongues
5. Shine Off Your Shoes
6. Constant Craving
7. Step In The Right Direction
8. Something ‘Bout The Weekend
9. This Empty Heart
10. Face In A Crowd
11. Tried To Tell You
12. Can’t Be Myself With You
13. This Ship
About Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with a highly-esteemed resume. The original bassist and songwriter of the Sex Pistols, Matlock is responsible for co-penning some of history’s most iconic songs, “Anarchy In The UK,” “God Save The Queen” and “Pretty Vacant”. After his time with The Sex Pistols, Matlock went on to form several well-regarded bands including Rich Kids (with Midge Ure). He has collaborated with such artists as Iggy Pop, and Primal Scream, and is also a highly in-demand player, playing live with the likes of the legendary reformed Faces.
Matlock has released several solo studio albums, most recently engaging legendary guitarist Earl Slick (David Bowie / John Lennon) and Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) for his 2018 effort, GOOD TO GO. “Keep On Pushing,” a track from the album was deemed “Best Song In The Universe Ever” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage (Sirius XM).
Additionally, Glen is currently the touring bass player for New York legends Blondie and is slated to appear on their forthcoming new 2023 studio album.
Photo credit: Tina Korhonen