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Albums Of The Week: Galen & Paul | Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?

The former Clash bassist & Kevin Ayers' daughter — aided by an all-star cast — offer a delightfully low-key set of easygoing indie-pop ditties. Strummer would approve.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?’ is the debut project from Paul Simonon (The Clash, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen); and Galen Ayers (singer-songwriter and daughter of Soft Machine‘s Kevin Ayers).

The roots of the album began in lockdown as Simonon relocated to a remote Mallorcan fishing village, where he spent his time, painting, and writing songs. Over an 18-month period he worked with local musicians, playing and busking in the streets of Palma with his friend Ayers.

What emerged is a collection of 10 uplifting songs which collectively present a snapshot of pan-European music culture — and an album that journeys across the continent, influenced by French chansons, Spanish pop and English sea shanties; evoking scenes stretching from Edgware Road to Hydra Island; and painting pictures of everything from elegant Parisian cafes to drunken tourists in Magaluf to the ghosttown chill of an out-of-season holiday destination.

Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day? features an array of top tier talent. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Sparks) with a band made up of Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad and The Queen), Sebastian Rochford (Polar Bear, David Byrne, Patti Smith), Dan Donovan (Big Audio Dynamite), and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) playing melodica.”


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