Pub rockers return

Pub rock legends The Blockheads are set to release a new album this April, their second since the death of original singer Ian Dury.

Formed in the late 70s, The Blockheads were thought to represent the true sound of London. An unwieldy amalgamation of punk, jazz funk and some sharp street poetry, the group scored a series of hits that charmed the commercial and critical world.

Lead singer Ian Dury died in 2000, but the band have carried on and are set to release their second album without the frontman. 'Staring Down The Barrel' will be released on April 6th, and features lyrics penned by Dury's former personal minder Derek Hussey.

A film on Ian Dury is in the work, with Lord Of The Rings actor Andy Serkis set to play the deceased singer.

Artwork on the album has been completed by Sir Peter Blake. Perhaps Britain's most acclaimed Pop Artist, Blake was responsible for numerous iconic works including the cover to 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

The Blockheads will release their new album 'Staring Down The Barrel' on April 6th.

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