A little known fact about my career here at Lady Obscure, my very first review wasn’t done for a webzine, or for any other form of news media. It was written specifically for the Lady herself, years ago, in a fun little internet game that we of the nerd kind play to pass the days. The album, IQ’s Frequency, and my love for IQ possesed me as it always does, to the point where my review submitted ended up being a 3000 word dissection of their brilliant album. The Lady’s response to my review…”After reading it, the passion, flow, technical grasp and depth of the review makes you want to go out there, find everyone involved in making of the album and kiss them on their cheeks.” Needless to say, this eventually led to my signing up as a writer for our wonderful webzine, but before going all in, I had one condition.
IQ’s next album was mine to review….
Well folks, that blessed time has finally arrived, and anticipation is daily acquiring new meaning for me. Expect a review and possible interview on these pages soon, in the meantime….
British progressive rock legend IQ will release their tenth studio album on the 16th of may. The Road of Bones, contains five tracks with a running time of about an hour. Preview critics see the album in true tradition of britain´s longest running prog-band, but as well more edgy and heavy than its forerunner, the highly acclaimed Frequency (2009).
The album will come in single cd format as well as an Special Edition, containing the main album, a second cd with another hour of brand new IQ-music and extended artwork.
IQ are about the feature The Road of Bones live on these occasions with more dates to be announced:
Apr-10 Sala Music Hall Barcelona, Spain
Apr-12 Echoes Progressive Rock Festival Lisbon, Portugal
Apr-24 Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr-25 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Apr-26 Spirit of ’66 Verviers, Belgium
May-03 Islington Assembly Hall London, United Kingdom
Jul-18 Night of the Prog Festival Loreley, Germany
Aug-30 Ino Rock Festival Inowroclaw, Poland
Oct-11 The Met Bury, United Kingdom
Dec-20 O2 Academy London, United Kingdom
01 From The Outside In
02 The Road of Bones
03 Without Walls
05 Until The End
Paul Cook – drums
Tim Esau – bass
Neil Durant – keyboards
Mike Holmes – guitars
Peter Nicholls – vocals
And for a little taste of what’s to come….