Release Date: May 11, 2018
Record label: Cherry Red
Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of New Wave, the debut The Auteurs album that was nominated for a Mercury Prize and was (probably misguidedly, in retrospect) hailed as one of the first proponents of Britpop. In the years since, Luke Haines has kept himself busy, whether it be with a further three albums with The Auteurs, an actual Top 20 hit with Black Box Recorder, and a hilariously scabrous memoir. It’s his solo career that’s arguably been the most intriguing though, as you genuinely have no idea what you’re going to get.