THOMPSON TWINS UPDATE:
Alannah Currie & Tom Bailey in 2006
Photo courtesy Peter Finnegan
Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins was recently in New Zealand performing some shows as International Observer
, his dub outfit. You can listen to his new album "Felt' here
, be sure to listen to the track "Popcorn Slavery", probably the closest things to a new Thompson Twins track we'll hear even though it is an instrumental. Listening to the whole album it reminds me of his output as "Babble".
While in New Zealand Tom was interviewed by Radio New Zealand, and you can listen to the interview here
. Some interesting information culled from the interview is that A: Tom and Alannah's son Jackson Bailey who is now 21 DJ's under the moniker "Tapes" and was on this recent tour with his father. He has released music on the Jahtari
label and seems to be gaining some notoriety (you can listen to his music at his MySpace
page - also his Debut EP out now on Jahtari, digitial or C60 features a cover designed by James Cauty (KLF) who is Alannah's boyfriend). B: Tom has remarried to artist Lauren Drescher who is also qualified midwife. C: Tom recently performed with the project Holiwater
in New Zealand.
Jackson Bailey as "Tapes"
Alannah Currie now creates furniture as Miss Pokeno, check some of it out here
I believe Joe Leeway is still working in California, click here to go to my "Where Are They Now"
post from 2006 for more info.
Labels: Alannah Currie, Holiwater, International Observer, Joe Leeway, Miss Pokeno, Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey