The Good, The Bad & The Queen, the British rock supergroup made up of Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong, have released Merrie Land through their own label, Studio 13. Merrie Land is the band’s second full-length and their first in over a decade, following their 2007 self-titled debut.
While the band’s first album was a close-focused look at London in all its intricacies, Merrie Land finds them addressing Britishness at large, a country “currently in an Anglo Saxostentialist crises at the end of a relationship, wondering what might be salvaged,” as a press release puts it. Songs like “Merrie Land” and “The Great Fire” pull from the country’s musical history to create commentary on our current day-to-day realities.
Stream Merrie Land here. The Good, The Bad & The Queen will be performing a host of shows across the U.K. in November and December—you’ll find a full list of those dates further down, along with the Merrie Land album art and tracklist.
Merrie Land Album Art:
Merrie Land Tracklist:
01. Merrie Land
02. Gun to the Head
03. Nineteen Seventeen
04. The Great Fire
05. Lady Boston
06. Drifters & Trawlers
07. The Truce of Twilight
09. The Last Man to Leave
10. The Poison Tree
The Good, The Bad & The Queen Tour Dates:
26 – North East, U.K. @ Tynemouth CIU Club
27 – North East, U.K. @ Cullercoats Crescent Club
28 – North East, U.K. @ Cullercoats Crescent Club
01 – Blackpool, U.K. @ The North Pier
02 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3
04 – London, U.K. @ Hackney Arts Centre
05 – London, U.K. @ Hackney Arts Centre
06 – London, U.K. @ Hackney Arts Centre