It was announced back in May of 2017 that our very own Julian Corrie, aka Miaoux Miaoux, would be joining Franz Ferdinand as one of their new band members. A lovely continuity we thought, given the history we share with Franz’s Alex Kapranos, having been part of the original infamous trip to the Mauron Festival in 1997 with his band at the time (The Karelia) and which was subsequently documented in the film ‘Lost In France’ (2017). We’re all over the moon for Julian and are enjoying following his globetrotting with the band’s brand new album.
In celebration of that new Franz Ferdinand album ‘Always Ascending’ we thought it was about time we brought to your attention Julian’s own solo long players: ‘Light Of The North’ (2012) & ‘School Of Velocity’ (2015). They’re both absolute synth-pop gems, and the perfect introduction to Julian’s flair for both melody and production.
The vinyl, CD & digital download for both albums will be on special offer via the Chemikal Underground shop for the next two weeks.
A big thank you goes out to James Houston for the artwork on both albums. Top job sir!
While perusing the Chemikal shop why not also listen to this Spotify playlist that Julian has put together showcasing the tracks that have influenced both album?
Check out the video for ‘Luxury Discovery’ with some brilliant animation from acclaimed director David Lemm.