Johnny Marr’s latest single ‘New Town Velocity‘ is out on Monday.
The song is from the former Smiths’ guitarist’s debut solo album ‘The Messenger‘, released in February.
The album carries a familiar Manchester sound, more New Order than The Smiths. Marr’s trademark ‘jangly’ guitar sound is instantly recognisable, but surprisingly is kept to a minimum.
The title track is a highlight, surpassed by ‘Say Demesne’. ‘The Messenger’ is a strong offering from a music icon.