The The to play live again for the first time in 16 years Plus 3-disc ‘Radio Cineola Trilogy’ box set

Matt Johnson is set to perform as The The for the first time since since 2002’s David Bowie-curated Meltdown Festival. So far the only two gigs announced are a headlining performance the Heartland Festival in Denmark on June 1st 2018, followed by a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 5th.

Portrait by John Claridge

Tickets for the festival go on sale today, while Royal Albert Hall tickets will be available starting Friday.

Earlier this year Matt Johnson released The The’s first new music in 15 years a—the Record Store Day 2017 single “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming.”

That track and more will be part of a three-disc box set which highlights Johnson’s Radio Cineola web broadcast.

The collection, Radio Cineola: The Trilogy is out on October 20th, and includes a disc of other artists covering The The songs, another where Matt Johnson reads the poetic John Tottenham’s “The Inertia Variations”; and the third disc features interviews and sounds culled from the 12-hour UK Election Day Radio Cineola shortwave broadcast from 2015.

The box set features the following collaborators:

JG Thirwell, Thomas Leer, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja, Anna Domino, Zeke Manyika, Colin Lloyd Tucker, John Tottenham, Thomas Feiner, Liz Horsman, Charlotte Etc. Tom Bright, Gillian Glover, Willis, Johanna St Michaels, Jacob Sahlqvist, Kate Wilkins, Gerald Jenkins, William Engdahl, Neil Clark, David Edwards / Media Lens, Marian St Laurent, Lucinda Rogers, Neil Sanders, Abdi Assadi, Zoe, Hepden, Eric Schermerhorn, Megan Drew, Polly Maberly, Niall Greig Fulton

There is also a documentary made about Johnson titled The Inertia Variations directed by Johanna St Michaels:

The 84-minute documentary, inspired by the poem of the same name by British-born, Los Angeles based poet John Tottenham, is centered around the Radio Cineola broadcast and within the film, through recitations of John Tottenham’s poetry, Matt Johnson examines his sometimes troubled relationship with celebrity and the creative process and, through the tragic deaths of his mother and two of his brothers, how bereavement has informed his work and outlook.

The film premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival, and Popkultur Berlin and is set for a theatrical release in the UK on October 20th as well.

THE THE – RADIO CINEOLA: THE TRILOGY tracklist

THE END OF THE DAY

THIS IS THE DAY – THOMAS FEINER
SLOW EMOTION REPLAY – MEJA KULLERSTEN
WEATHERBELLE – THOMAS LEER
GRAVITATE TO ME – ELYSIAN FIELDS
BUGLE BOY – COLIN LLOYD TUCKER
PILLAR BOX RED – ANNA DOMINO
DECEMBER SUNLIGHT – LIZ HORSMAN
BLUER THAN MIDNIGHT – CHARLOTTE ETC.
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH – TOM BRIGHT
PHANTOM WALLS – GILLIAN GLOVER
WE CAN’T STOP WHAT’S COMING – THE THE
THIS IS THE NIGHT – WILLIS

THE INERTIA VARIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
ATMOSFEAR
A LONG HARD LAZY APPRENTICESHIP
FEAR OF KNOWN THINGS
ATMOSMEAR
NOTHING
AN EXPLANATION
HOW LITTLE HOW FAR
ATMOSTEAR
CONSOLATION
THE CHALLENGE
ATMOSHEAR
SUDDENLY
THE RITES OF INDOLENCE
YELLOW AFTERNOON OF THE SOUL
TENSE OFFERING
CREATION
CEREMONY
A TIME OF RECKONING
ART AND EROS
SUDDENLY AGAIN
LYING ON MY SIDE
A WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST
MOLASSES
THAT TIME OF DAY
I’M NOT TIRED
TAPED
CHAIR, SOFA AND BED
LEADEN AFTERNOON
INACTION FIGURE
THE ISLAND
BUTTERFLY SPRINGS
RUSH HOUR
BUTTERFLY PINGS
DRONING
THE LEGACY
DROWLER
THE SHADOWS OF PURPOSE
ACCOMPLISHMENT
TIME MOVES, BUT NOT I
ANOTHER DAY
BUTTERFLY RINGS
GASLIGHT
RUINOUS TRANQUILITY
BEAUTY
DAYS
INURED TO OTIOSITY
BLOOD STREAMS
ANOMIC OTIOSITY
THE MEASURE OF A MAN
ELSEWHERE
ALIEN LUNGS
VIEW FROM A HILL
BORN WINNER, SELF-MADE LOSER
DUST FALLS REGARDLESS
DRENCH
RIVETING TORPOR
DRENCHED
THE PRIME OF LIFE
ENTITLEMENT
LIFELONG LEAN PERIOD
POINT HOPE
ROOM WITH A VOID
THE ARRIVAL
FIGMENT TO FILAMENT
CONSTANCY
ODE TO INVENTED MELANCHOLY
IMPROVIDENCE
THIS DAY
FEELINGS
POINT HOPE

MIDDAY TO MIDNIGHT

INTRODUCTION
BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
THE LATE STATION
WILLIAM ENGDAHL
WIRELESS TRIP
ZOE HEPDEN
WHEN TOMORROW BECOMES
NIGHT FLIGHT
DAVID EDWARDS
SAME FACE DIFFERENT MASK
WIRELESS SHIP
ABDI ASSADI
WARGASM
HERE COME THE DRONES
SECRETUM
LUCINDA ROGERS
SPYROGRAPH
THE DIVIDED SELFIE
NEIL SANDERS
BETWEEN RAINDROPS
DIGITAL DYSTOPIA
MARIAN ST LAURENT
MISSING PEOPLE
RADIOPHONIQUE
NEIL CLARK
THE WATCHERS AND THE WATCHED
THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE
WIRELESS BLIP
WILLIAM ENGDAHL
THE FUTURE ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE
THE NEW NORMAL
DAVID EDWARDS
THE SPACE BETWEEN WORDS
THE VEIL OF AMNESIA
GOODNIGHT
EVERY SECRET LIFE

 

Total
2K
Shares