Story: Jack Foley
FORMER Stone Roses legend, John Squire, is to release his second
solo album, entitled Marshalls House, in the New
The follow up his top 20 album in 2002, Time Changes Everything,
is scheduled for a release next February, and will be pre-empted
by a single, Room in Brooklyn, on February 2.
Marshall's House features 11 new songs that were written
and produced by Squire, with Simon Dawson co-producing, a long-time
collaborator since the Stone Roses Second Coming.
Working with the members of the band who toured with John last
year, the album was recorded in a spurt of 12 days at Bryn Derwen,
Talking about what to expect, Squire commented: "I knew
this album would be different organically
It does seem far
more like a band, more than the last two proper bands."
All the tracks on Marshalls House are inspired by
the paintings of Edward Hopper, the American realist.
Best known for his works from Depression-era America, in the
Thirties and Forties, Hoppers Nighthawks (1942)
and Gas (1940) stand as exemplary glimpses into the
starkness and loneliness of America as she strove towards modernisation.
"Hopper painted American scenes and American people
usually quite solitary and depressed-looking individuals,"
"The reason I wanted to write about them was that I find
them all quite haunting superficially light, and awkward
and ordinary, but there was something disturbing about some of
"So each of the songs is an extrapolated story around those
images," he adds.
The track listing is as follows:
Lighthouse & Buildings
Cape Cod Morning
People In The Sun
Tables For Ladies
Yawl Riding A Swell
Room In Brooklyn
The first single from the album will be Room In Brooklyn,
which will be available on CD and numbered 7 vinyl, and
is backed with another new track, Nighthawk.
In addition to putting the finishing touches to the LP, Squire
is currently working on the first ever exhibition of his artwork.
will showcase all of his sleeve artwork from the legendary Stone
Roses covers through to The Seahorses, as well as his contributions
to the Help / Warchild album projects.