British band Public Image Ltd is releasing a new album. They will also present it in Brno

12 April 2023, 13:00
British band Public Image Ltd is releasing a new album. They will also present it in Brno

One of the icons of punk Public Image Ltd will perform this autumn in the Brno club Fléda. The British band will present their new album End of World. It comes out after almost a decade and will honour the memory of the late John Lydon’s wife.

Public Image Ltd were at the birth of post-punk in the late 1970s, which dominates contemporary guitar music. Lydon himself rose to fame as the frontman of the punk Sex Pistols, who within a few years became synonymous with the British punk scene. Public Image Ltd (PiL) are releasing a new album after almost a decade. The End of World album has been assembled by the band in stages since 2018, when they celebrated 40 years of existence with a major tour. After a hiatus from touring, the band then returned to the studio where, as Lydon states “There has been a huge explosion of creative ideas.” The result is thirteen musically mature yet innovative tracks that the legendary frontman believes are the best PiL has produced. In early 2023, PiL released the lead single Hawaii. It’s the most personal song Lydon has ever written, and he accompanied it with his own graphics. The song is a love letter to his late wife Nora, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease after more than four decades together. “I’m doing it to draw attention to the agony of the disease,” Lydon explained (pp.) to the Guardian about the song’s creation, adding: “It’s also a message of hope that love will eventually conquer all.” The band is dedicating a new album and related tour to Nora. The foundation of PiL’s success, who have profoundly influenced the post-punk genre, is the constant musical evolution. In the early days, Lydon shaped the British band in contrast to his previous band, the Sex Pistols. The latter became an icon of the punk movement in the 1970s. With controversial lyrics, wild performances and a single album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols gained worldwide attention. The concert is announced for 17 October 2023 in the Brno club Fléda.

Public Image Ltd/ photo archive of the band



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