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The Vermilion Border

After twenty five years away from music, influential guitarist and songwriter, Viv Albertine, releases her first solo album 'The Vermilion Border' released in three formats through Cadiz Music. The album features a renowned bass player on each track, and even reunites Viv with Mick Jones of The Clash, who plays guitar on 'Confessions of a MILF'.

 

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Viv Albertine

EP 'Flesh' released 15th March 2010
on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label

Distributed in UK by Cargo Records.

EP 'Flesh' released 15th March on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label

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Upcoming events

3rd June 2014
'Clothes Clothes Clothes
Music Music Music
Boys Boys Boys'
Book launch
Lexington
London
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30th November
Viv Albertine & Friends
100 Year Celebration of the Screen on the Green
Screen on the Green
London
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17th October
Viv Albertine & Blindness
Purcell Room
Southbank
London
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14th September
Festival No.6
Portmeirion
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16th - 18th August
Beautiful Days Festival
Devon
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28th July
Olympic Stadium
London
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6th July
E5 Bakehouse Free Festival
London
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15th & 17th June
Yoko Ono's Meltdown
Supporting Siouxsie Sioux
Royal Festival Hall
London
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9th June
with John Cooper Clarke
The Palladium
London
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8th June
with Laetitia Sadier
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Brighton
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Viv Albertine: The Sunday Times Interview

3.3.2013


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October 17th 2012 - Merge Festival

Viv Albertine - Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner: One of the UK’s most highly regarded artists, in association with Viv Albertine, Steve Beresford, and a male voice choir, presents a new musical re-arrangement of the hit pop song, Snoopy v The Red Baron, sung in a tiny Welsh chapel, as part of an evening of live musical collaborations and performances.

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April 2012
Badge

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October 2011

Beasties

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September 2011

Viv Albertine: No Sun, No sugar, No Alcohol
Interview by Phil King - Mudkiss Fanzine
www.mudkiss.com/vivalbertineinterview.htm

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27.04.11

Viv talks to Dazed Digital

Armed with chiming, atonal guitars, and real-life dramas, torn from recent experience, Viv Albertine has re-emerged with a musical vengeance. Since the split of The Slits in 1982, the feisty, once mud-bathing guitarist has spent the majority of the last three decades (largely) anonymously directing films for television. She made a surprise yet brief return to the reformed The Slits in 2009, who tragically lost founding ‘wildchild’ Ari Up to cancer late last year, is now making up for lost ‘fret’ time on her own.

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24.11.10

Viv Albertine
Home Sweet Home (At Christmas)

'Home Sweet Home (at Christmas)' is Viv Albertine's latest annual alternative Christmas single.

As with last year's 'When It Was Nice (Christmas version)', Viv has customised one of her own songs in order to create a dark, twisted take on everyone's favourite Christian festival. This year finds the acclaimed 'Confessions of a MILF' subject to a sinister Seasonal adaptation.

Playing on the song are:
Viv/guitars/vocal, Toby Strain/bass guitar, Jude Rawlins/bass guitar, Zoe Street Howe/percussion/organ/backing vocals/glock and Guy Evans (Van Der Graaf Generator) drums.

Engineered by Jude Rawlins
Mixed by the legendary Dennis Bovell

A Christmas tune guaranteed to rewrite the words and the rules!

Click here to subscribe to the Viv Albertine mailing list and receive the free track Home Sweet Home (At Christmas).

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14.09.10

We Were So Turned On - A Tribute to David Bowie

We Were So Turned On - A Tribute to David Bowie

New David Bowie tribute album featuring Vivs version of 'A Letter to Hermoine'

100% of the profits go to War Child!!! - www.warchild.org

Buy online at iTunes

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09.08.10

Leo Fender's Telecaster - The Original Twang - released August 9th on double disc DVD
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25.02.10

Viv Albertine EP 'Flesh' released 15th March on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label

EP 'Flesh' released 15th March on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label

EP 'Flesh' released 15th March
on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label

Buy online at:
iTunes
Amazon.co.uk
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25.02.10

Viv Albertine: Interview
Viv Albertine talks candidly to Will Parkhouse about her musical reawakening and the release of her excellent new EP Flesh, on Ecstatic Peace - thequietus.com

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13.01.10

Viv Albertine: Interview
Viv talks to John Clarkson - Published: 13/01/2010 on Pennyblackmusic.com

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Viv Albertine joins up with experimental band Braindead Collective and Zoe Street Howe to record Viv's Christmas song, 'When it Was Nice'.

A melodic, poignant remembering of childhood innocence and trust, with a skewed and intense musical interpretation by BDC.

Viv met BDC when they were both appearing on The Late Late Breakfast Show on Resonance Radio 104.4 FM a month ago.

They hit it off immediately, played their first show together at a friend's birthday party a week later, never having played together before.

The improvisation worked and in that spirit they decided to record one of Viv's songs as a Christmas track available as a free download to mailing list subscribers...

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13.11.09

Playing live, solo, on Resonance 104.4 fm and online. 12.00 noon til 1.00. The late late breakfast show.

BBC 6 show The Hub. 11th Dec 2.00pm. Playing live and chatting.

Was on The Late Late show today 13th chatting. Available for download on sanderswood.com/radio

Mixing 'Confessions of a MILF' at The Premises Thurs 19th Nov. Recorded with Mick Jones.

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03.11.09

Monitor mix concert review - click here

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10.08.09

15 August 5.00pm at Mick Jones' Rock n Roll Library, Acklam Road off Portobello Road. Viv playing a couple of songs acoustically and Zoe Street Howe Reading from The Slits biography.

15 August - 5.00pm at Mick Jones' Rock n Roll Library, Acklam Road off Portobello Road. Viv playing a couple of songs acoustically and Zoe Street Howe reading from The Slits biography.

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01.08.09

Viv interviewed for BBC radio 2 on 'the other Notting Hill' transmission date TBC

Viv interviewed for Janice Long Show. Chooses 6 tracks to play. Transmission date TBC

Viv, Tessa and Zoe Street Howe interviewed for Vincent Luttman's show on Resonance Radio. Transmission TBC

Viv interviewed on Gideon Coe's show, chooses 8 tracks to play. Date TBC

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30.06.09 For the release in July of The Slits biography, written by Zoe Street Howe, I'm doing some signings at:

FOPP, Covent Garden, 13th July

Rough Trade East (possibly doing an acoustic set as well), July 14th.

Plus a Q and A at The Secret Garden Party on 26th July.

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31.03.09 Queens of British Pop transmits BBC 1, 22.45 Wednesday 1st April.

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30.03.09 Exclusive! A track on Don Letts' radio show this Saturday, 5th April. BBC 6 Music. Digital station. 11.00-12.00 midnight. Listen again for 7 days go to Don's page at BBC 6 music.

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23.03.09 Viv interviewed for BBC documentary 'Queens of British Pop' broadcast on BBC1, 1st April 2009.

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21.03.09 The Slits' album, 'Cut' chosen as one of the 50 albums to celebrate Island Records' 50 year anniversary. Viv interviewed for DonLetts' BBC radio documentary airing soon.

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20.02.09 Viv recording with Dylan Howe, drums, Ross Stanley, organ, piano and Simon Yapp, violin. Mix by Dennis Bovell. Watch out!

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12.02.09 Viv interviewed at The Roundhouse, Camden Town, Feb 15th, 7.30. For Simon Reynolds (Rip it Up) new book Totally Wired.

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02.02.09 Viv interviewed in 'Who Killed Nancy'.

Who Killed Nancy

Who Killed Nancy - The Movie

Opens in UK cinemas February 6th 2009

DVD release February 23rd 2009

 

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29.01.09 The Slits biography written by Zoe Street Howe, to be published by Omnibus this year.

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20.01.09 Viv interviewed by Jah Wobble for his radio show on Sid Vicious.
BBC Radio 4, 11:00pm Tuesday 20th January

Sid Vicious & Viv Albertine

Jah Wobble discovers the real Sid Vicious, 30 years after the Sex Pistols bassist's death. Wobble formed his own opinion of his friend Sid as they grew up together, but has since met other people who knew him that held contrasting impressions of him.

Viv Albertine - The Slits

Viv Albertine. Born Sydney, Australia. French/Corsican father, Swiss mother. Brought up in North London (Muswell Hill). Quite poor. Comprehensive school. Favourite subjects, buying records; clothes, boys, art, English. Age17 went to art school. Dropped out and worked at Dingwalls, music venue Camden Town. Went to another art school met Mick Jones, saw The Sex Pistols first show. Bought Horses, Patti Smith. Dropped out. Bought Les Paul Junior with £200 my grandmother left me. Formed a band with Sid Vicious, Sarah and Palmolive called The Flowers of Romance (named by John Lydon). Started to learn to play guitar. Taught by Keith Levene who I have known since we were kids. He taught me that any sounds can go together, he really developed my ear and loads of other stuff. Johnny Thunders taught me how to do screamers (his name) and Joe Strummer, to tap my foot and play at the same time. I didn't have sex with any of them. Saw The Slits play their first show, called them the next day. We got together I back-combed their hair like The New York Dolls. We looked like a band. After The Slits I went to film school. Didn't drop out. Directed stuff for about ten years. Made some money not art. Now making sculpture and writing / recording / performing my own songs.

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