New Model Army is a band that has produced consistently intelligent, sensitive and emotively powerful material over the last thirty years. Many of their tracks are of deep importance to me and constitute significant, emphatic moments in the 'soundtrack to my life'. Like the harbingers of the seasons, these songs have the power to shake the shackles of time. It's no surprise, then, that I was very excited when they granted me permission to use the track 'Ocean Rising' in a promotional YouTube video I made earlier this year with my friend Craig Hornby of pancrack.tv . Since then, they've asked me to contribute to a special magazine celebrating the band and accompanying the new album and tour, 'Between Dog and Wolf', and upcoming film.
'Between Dog and Wolf' is, as always, a phenomenal album. The title comes from a French expression which references dusk - a time at which it is difficult to discern friend from foe. Like all great artists, I think, New Model Army have an instinctive understanding of the intrinsic power of balancing the precise and the suggested.
The magazine is available here: http://shop.newmodelarmy.org/out-now-new-model-army-magazine-p-945.html