With affable charm, good wit and penchant for the unexpected, CUD took art pop into the charts in the early nineties and inspired fan devotion with belting funk nuggets such as Rich and Strange and Purple Love Balloon. They are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker.
Following a decade of gardening leave, CUD have returned with a set full of classics and a smattering of new tunes.
Hot on the heels of BBC6 Music endorsed “THE SPOILER VERSIONS” in May, avant pop mavericks Jack Adaptor have announced “SPIRIT IS THE POWER” as the second album of the year, to be released on limited edition CD and DL on October 5th. Specially commissioned artwork is by Maartje Gerritsen, with video work by acclaimed promo-director Angus Cameron (Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine). Conceived and produced by master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and sound-innovator Christopher Cordoba, “SPIRIT IS THE POWER” features Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley, Seth Lakeman) on drums, up-and-coming songwriter Boe Huntress (who provides a spine-chilling vocal on lead track “Arranged Marriage”) and legendary cellist and string arranger Audrey Riley (Muse etc). Lyrics and vocals are supplied by Paul Frederick (The Family Cat), whose esoteric song-subjects are a perfect fit for Cordoba’s textured, even psychedelic, surreal, song-building.