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Details Of Paul Weller's Next Single And Appearance On Later... with Jools Holland!



The follow-up to 'That Dangerous Age', 'When Your Garden’s Overgrown' features Noel Gallagher on bass guitar and tips it's hat to a certain Syd Barrett: “I think this song’s about Syd Barrett” says Paul. “It’s like, what would it have been like if he hadn’t got into music? If he’d gone off to the continent and just been an artist on the side-street in France. He probably would’ve been happier. There’s some lines in there about the brush strokes of fame and I’m thinking of Syd at the time. He was an artist at heart, not a rock star.”

'When Your Garden’s Overgrown' will be released on Monday 28th May as a Digital EP and will be backed by new tracks 'We Got A Lot' and 'Lay Down Your Weary Burden'.

Paul Weller heads off to play a few live dates in New York and Toronto in May. He fits in a smattering of European dates before heading back to the UK to perform at Jodrell Bank on the 24th June, then headlining the Sunday at the Lattitude Festival on July 15th

'When Your Garden’s Overgrown' EP track-listing is as follows:

1. When Your Garden's Overgrown
2. We Got A Lot
3. Lay Down Your Weary Burden





Paul will appear on Later... with Jools Holland next Tuesday, 17 April 2012 at 22:00.

Later... with Jools Holland returns for its fortieth series.

Appearing on the first show is Woking's most famous son, Paul Weller - performing tracks from his recent chart-topping Sonik Kicks album. From Newcastle, Beth Jeans Houghton and her Hooves Of Destiny are in the studio with numbers from their debut Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose. Brazilian sensation Céu brings mellow psychedelia from her Caravana Sereia Bloom set, and former The Blue Nile frontman, Paul Buchanan, performs a track from his upcoming solo album Mid-Air. Also in the studio are Brighton band The Maccabees with tracks from their critically acclaimed third album Given To The Wild, and making his TV debut with his brand of lo-fi pre-rock blues, is Canadian singer Willis Earl Beal, performing tracks from his Acousmatic Sorcery album. Completing the line-up is Mike Skinner, leader of British rap outfit The Streets, who chats to Jools about his recently published autobiography.


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