Jon Spencer back with his first ever solo album

With typical 60s-laden irony, Jon Spencer’s first ever solo album will be called Spencer Sings The Hits, with first release ‘Do the Trash Can’ a typically high voltage and mangled garage-bues-rock pounder that Spencer has almost been able to conjure up at will over a long career; first bursting on the scene with Pussy Galore, before hitting his stride with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

With his New York croon and caustic guitar, Spencer asks: “Is it possible to torch the cut-throat world of fake news and pre-fab, plastic-coated teen ennui with the cold hard facts of rock’n’roll?” In the hands of Spencer, it’s a yes! Here are 11 slices of righteous rock’n’roll, smouldering, smoking and exploding out of the valves.

Even better, he’ll be touring the UK supporting US punk legends The Melvins, including a date at Concorde 2, Brighton, 29th October.