Something Going On (without Manic Pop Thrills this time) will be promoting Viv Albertine, ex-guitarist and main songwriter for The Slits at Beat Generator Live! in Dundee on Friday 4th November.
This date will be part of Viv’s first ever Scottish solo dates in November. The other dates include a show at the Voodoo Rooms on Thursday 3rd and Mono in Glasgow on Sunday 6th. In between, on the 5th, there’s a secret show with details to be announced nearer the time.
As a founding member of The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious (a band of legendary proportions but one who never wrote a song or played a gig), Viv played an important role in the history of punk. As well as the Slits, Viv was also a member of The 49 Americans, and Adrian Sherwood’s Dub-influenced collective, New Age Steppers.
In 2009, after many years working in film and TV, she began performing as a solo artist, playing venues around London showcasing new material.. In March 2010 she released a four-song debut solo E.P. titled Flesh on Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label.
Viv’s debut solo album is scheduled for release in 2012, her first major recorded work in 25 years, and she is currently writing a book, to be published in tandem with the album release.
Support in Dundee comes from the Creeping Ivies, Ghosts Of Progress & Hookers For Jesus.
Advance tickets for the Dundee show available here or in Groucho’s.