Addicted To Noise
staff writer Gil Kaufman reports: Former Stone Roses guitarist John
Squire's new band will be called The Seahorses (despite the NME's
revelation that it's an anagram for "he hates roses" and the fact that another
band claimed they had the name first) and their debut will be released on May
20, according to a source at their label, Geffen Records.
Called Do It
Yourself, the album was recorded in an L.A. studio with producer Tony
Visconti (David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Wings) over the past three months, and, as
reported earlier in ATN, will feature a track Squire co-wrote with Liam
Gallagher of Oasis called "Love Me and Leave Me."
The band recorded 15
songs during the sessions, including "Blinded by the Sun," "Love is the Law,"
"I Want You To Know," "Happiness is Egg-Shaped" and "Sale of the Century,"
although the final tracking hasn't been decided yet. The Seahorses will feature
Squire on guitar, singer Chris Helme (who penned "Blinded by the Sun,") bassist
Stuart Fletcher and drummer Andy Watts.
This is Squire's first full-length
effort following his decampment from Stone Roses in the wake of their
ill-received second album (six years in the making), 1995's Second