MUSIC NEWS - Veteran Scottish alternative rock band, Simple Minds released Big Music this week (11/24, via Caroline/Uni) marking their first album of new material in five years. The album is the result of collaborations old and new, including co-writer Iain Cook of Glasgow band Chvrches and producers Steve Osborne, Andy Wright and Steve Hillage, who worked on the 1981 fan-favorites recordings Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call.
A video for the first single "Honest Town," a song inspired by the memories of frontman Jim Kerr’s late mother, was premiered recently. Watch below via MNN. The song was co-written with Cook and, musically, has echoes of the darker electronic textures of Simple Minds' earlier recordings.
Mr Kerr and lead guitarist Charlie Burchill formed Simple Minds in the late 1970s after previously performing in Glasgow punk outfit Johnny & the Self Abusers.