Gothic and Industrial music specialists
Modern English : Take me to the Trees - CD Modern English : Take me to the Trees - CD  Ref: 21820 Bands are like families, bound by something deeper than friendship – and liable to implode just as irrevocably. Yet that familial bond can equally draw you back, and so it is that four-fifths of the original Modern English hav e recorded their first album together in 30 years. Take Me To The Trees not only reconnects the band to their roots, in the fervent and fecund world of late 1970s/ early 1980s post-punk Britain, but they have co-produced it with Martyn Young of Colourbox and M/A/R/R/S fame, whose last production job was 1986. Moreover, the album's beautiful cover is by venerated art director Vaughan Oliver, whose very first sleeve design was Modern English's ‘Gathering Dust' single in 1980.

The band's fired-up vitality is palpable in the album's pulsating opener ‘You're Corrupt', laced with Grey's rant against corporate greed, “and the throwaway nature of modern culture. It's a time when even the truth is watered down.” ‘Sweet Revenge' and ‘Flood Of Light' equally have the “edgy style” that Grey hears on Mesh And Lace, “and lyrically cut up, and strange.” Some words, like ‘Don't Seem Right', were written in Suffolk, “so they're gloomier,” while others were penned in Thailand, like “Moonbeam”, “under starry skies and a full moon.” The album title (a line from the song ‘Trees') was also inspired by nature, “and to us getting lost along the way.”

The band have also found room for a new, spectral mood in the ballads ‘It Don't Seem Right' (“a love song of people forced apart”) and ‘Come Out Of Your Hole' (which started life as a sexual image “before evolving into something else altogether” says Grey). As the album finally took shape, the band took time away to tour, such as one incredible arena show in the Philippines, “where we were driven around in a cavalcade!” Grey says. “That was amazing.” The band also toured America again in the summer of 2016, playing their classic album Mesh And Lace in its entirety, as the album was reissued by the US indie Drastic Plastic, whilst the band's break through hit ‘I Melt With You' was featured on Netflix's break-out sci-fi-horror series Stranger Things. The family that is Modern English look like sticking together a while longer.

Tracks : 01 You're corrupt 02 Trees 03 Moonbeam 04 Something's going on 05 Dark Cloud 06 Sweet Revenge 07 I feel Small 08 Come out of your Hole 09 Flood of Light 10 It don't seem Right
main navigation menu
Gothic
Industrial
Cascades
Resurrection Label
Home (New Releases)

best sellers menu
Arcana : Petrichor - CD 17.95

Arcana : Petrichor - CD
find out more


L'ame Immortelle : Hinter dem Horizont - CD 15.95

L'ame Immortelle : Hinter dem Horizont - CD
find out more


Mesh : Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig - CD 15.95

Mesh : Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig - CD
find out more


Lacrimosa : Testimonium - CD 15.95

Lacrimosa : Testimonium - CD
find out more


ASP : Zutiefst - 2xCD 23.95

ASP : Zutiefst - 2xCD
find out more


Arcana : The New Light (Re-issue) - CD 17.95

Arcana : The New Light (Re-issue) - CD
find out more


Gerrard, Lisa : Trail of Genghis Khan - CD 17.95

Gerrard, Lisa : Trail of Genghis Khan - CD
find out more


Soror Dolorosa : Apollo - CD 16.50

Soror Dolorosa : Apollo - CD
find out more


Near Earth Orbit : A.T.O.M + Eerie Silence - 2xCD 16.50

Near Earth Orbit : A.T.O.M + Eerie Silence - 2xCD
find out more


Drakenwerks : No Prisoners - CD 9.95

Drakenwerks : No Prisoners - CD
find out more