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Juicy Rivers

Ten stunning tracks of avant-punk funk sound and fury from The Pop Group / Rip Rig & Panic founder member

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Gareth Sager & The Hungry Ghosts are set to release a new album on the Creeping Bent label on the 14th of September 2018.

‘Juicy Rivers’ will be released on vinyl, CD and available digitally at all the usual major outlets and is the final instalment of the Pop Group / Rip Rig & Panic founder member’s ‘Creeping Bent Triptych’.

Previous Sager releases on Glasgow underground label Creeping Bent were ‘The Last Minute of Normal Time’ (2004) and ‘Slack Slack Music’ (2009) which was described by the NME upon it’s release as being made by “the disco Captain Beefheart…mega” and included the track ‘Hot Hits Vol 27’.

Gareth Sager is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer from Edinburgh and the founding member of post-punk provocateurs The Pop Group, avant-garde jazz / art pop collective Rip Rig & Panic and the unruly Bristol-rooted rock group Head. An industrious collaborator and a prolific solo artist in his own right, Sager has been an unremittingly restless and versatile force in the post-punk era and beyond, throughout a dynamic career of confounding originality.

As a vital presence, both in The Pop Group’s original incarnation and in their subsequent reformation, Sager remains a principal foundation in one of post-punk’s most relentlessly evolutionary and antagonistic groups. His uninhibited approach to instrumentation as a lifelong pianist, guitarist, saxophonist and clarinettist as well as his astute use of electronics in recent material continues to inspirit the bands momentous radicalism.

The ‘Juicy Rivers’ album sees Gareth Sager (lead vocals, guitars, noise, production) joined by The Hungry Ghosts who are serial Sager collaborator Ian Holford (drums – The Nectarine No9 / Sexual Objects) and Dan Connolly (bass). Ten stunning tracks of avant-punk funk sound and fury, the new album also features additional mixes by J.Seal and Port Sulphur and vocal collaborations with the legendary Jock Scot and Davy Henderson of The Sexual Objects / Fire Engines.

Gareth Sager & The Hungry Ghosts are set to announce a run of live dates in the very near future to coincide with the album release.

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“I entered Studio One, Abbey Road as a piano playing punk, I had the biggest studio in Europe at my disposal with one of the greatest pianos, and a few hours, time was of the essence. I felt the gods had opened the doors to me to be in that studio at that time so I could express the feelings of ghosts, time lost, emotions found. I was given the chance to totally express the inexpressible. This sort of venue encourages that, a brew of Erik Satie and the third Velvet Underground LP!” Gareth Sager

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Solo piano album recorded at Abbey Road

“I entered Studio One, Abbey Road as a piano playing punk, I had the biggest studio in Europe at my disposal with one of the greatest pianos, and a few hours, time was of the essence. I felt the gods had opened the doors to me to be in that studio at that time so I could express the feelings of ghosts, time lost, emotions found. I was given the chance to totally express the inexpressible. This sort of venue encourages that, a brew of Erik Satie and the third Velvet Underground LP!” Gareth Sager

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NME Review

Some slack you really should be picking up….

‘Gareth Sager was guitarist in legendary post-punkers The Pop Group and his debut solo album follows their wobbly avant-reggae lines. Instead of sticking to minimalism, though, it piles on funk, soul, glam, and howls of invocation like a demonic game of Buckaroo. ‘Bad Bad Loser’ is like The Fall joining the dancefloor to intimidate the dancers with full throttle aggro-funk. ‘So Fired Up’ is voodoo rockabilly straight from a David Lynch nightclub, ‘Dollar Hungry’ like John Spencer doing Prince and ‘Hot Hits Vol 27’ is a genius Tom Waits/Elvis hybrid. Titles such as ‘Not Since The Accident’ and ‘Draining Swan Lake’ indicate the level of wit on display here and the album feels fun in a way you wouldn’t expect from the old guard. Sager’s the disco Captain Beefheart. Mega.’

PledgeMusic Exclusive: 88 Tuned Dreams - Signed CD

PledgeMusic Exclusive: 88 Tuned Dreams - Signed CD
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88 Tuned Dreams by Gareth Sager Signed CD
Signed by Gareth Sager exclusively for PledgeMusic
Solo piano album recorded at Abbey Road

“I entered Studio One, Abbey Road as a piano playing punk, I had the biggest studio in Europe at my disposal with one of the greatest pianos, and a few hours, time was of the essence. I felt the gods had opened the doors to me to be in that studio at that time so I could express the feelings of ghosts, time lost, emotions found. I was given the chance to totally express the inexpressible. This sort of venue encourages that, a brew of Erik Satie and the third Velvet Underground LP!” Gareth Sager

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The Last Second of Normal Time - CD

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The Last Second of Normal Time by CC Sager (aka Gareth Sager) CD
The first instalment in the Creeping Bent Triptych

Slack Slack Music - CD

Slack Slack Music - CD
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Slack Slack Music by Gareth Sager CD
The second instalment in the Creeping Bent Triptych

NME Review

Some slack you really should be picking up….

‘Gareth Sager was guitarist in legendary post-punkers The Pop Group and his debut solo album follows their wobbly avant-reggae lines. Instead of sticking to minimalism, though, it piles on funk, soul, glam, and howls of invocation like a demonic game of Buckaroo. ‘Bad Bad Loser’ is like The Fall joining the dancefloor to intimidate the dancers with full throttle aggro-funk. ‘So Fired Up’ is voodoo rockabilly straight from a David Lynch nightclub, ‘Dollar Hungry’ like John Spencer doing Prince and ‘Hot Hits Vol 27’ is a genius Tom Waits/Elvis hybrid. Titles such as ‘Not Since The Accident’ and ‘Draining Swan Lake’ indicate the level of wit on display here and the album feels fun in a way you wouldn’t expect from the old guard. Sager’s the disco Captain Beefheart. Mega.’

88 Tuned Dreams - CD

88 Tuned Dreams - CD
£14
14.00
Available

(*Price includes P&P)

88 Tuned Dreams by Gareth Sager CD
Solo piano album recorded at Abbey Road

“I entered Studio One, Abbey Road as a piano playing punk, I had the biggest studio in Europe at my disposal with one of the greatest pianos, and a few hours, time was of the essence. I felt the gods had opened the doors to me to be in that studio at that time so I could express the feelings of ghosts, time lost, emotions found. I was given the chance to totally express the inexpressible. This sort of venue encourages that, a brew of Erik Satie and the third Velvet Underground LP!” Gareth Sager

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Juicy Rivers - Digital Download

Juicy Rivers - Digital Download
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Juicy Rivers by Gareth Sager & The Hungry Ghosts Digital Download
The third and final instalment in The Creeping Bent Triptych

The Last Second of Normal Time - Digital Download

The Last Second of Normal Time - Digital Download
£7
7.00
Available

The Last Second of Normal Time by CC Sager (aka Gareth Sager) Digital Download
The first instalment in the Creeping Bent Triptych

Slack Slack Music - Digital Download

Slack Slack Music - Digital Download
£7
7.00
Available

Slack Slack Music by Gareth Sager Digital Download
The second instalment in the Creeping Bent Triptych

NME Review

Some slack you really should be picking up….

‘Gareth Sager was guitarist in legendary post-punkers The Pop Group and his debut solo album follows their wobbly avant-reggae lines. Instead of sticking to minimalism, though, it piles on funk, soul, glam, and howls of invocation like a demonic game of Buckaroo. ‘Bad Bad Loser’ is like The Fall joining the dancefloor to intimidate the dancers with full throttle aggro-funk. ‘So Fired Up’ is voodoo rockabilly straight from a David Lynch nightclub, ‘Dollar Hungry’ like John Spencer doing Prince and ‘Hot Hits Vol 27’ is a genius Tom Waits/Elvis hybrid. Titles such as ‘Not Since The Accident’ and ‘Draining Swan Lake’ indicate the level of wit on display here and the album feels fun in a way you wouldn’t expect from the old guard. Sager’s the disco Captain Beefheart. Mega.’

88 Tuned Dreams - Digital Download

88 Tuned Dreams - Digital Download
£7
7.00
Available

88 Tuned Dreams by Gareth Sager Digital Download
Solo piano album recorded at Abbey Road

“I entered Studio One, Abbey Road as a piano playing punk, I had the biggest studio in Europe at my disposal with one of the greatest pianos, and a few hours, time was of the essence. I felt the gods had opened the doors to me to be in that studio at that time so I could express the feelings of ghosts, time lost, emotions found. I was given the chance to totally express the inexpressible. This sort of venue encourages that, a brew of Erik Satie and the third Velvet Underground LP!” Gareth Sager

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