Public Image Ltd new single
23. August 2015 By Walter Price 0

Public Image Ltd Double Trouble

Public Image Ltd new singleGive me trouble…ohhh yeahhh…

by Walter Price


In the public eye John Lydon hasn’t been accused of holding back or keeping his thoughts close to his vest and the same can be said for his body of music. From causing near treasonous chaos with the Sex Pistols to his (and bandmates) in your face rock and dance outfit Public Image Ltd. Well, they’re back with a new single called Double Trouble from the forthcoming What The World Needs Now….(add your own whatever). The track is an ode to domestic life told the only way Lydon and company could do. Starting with a beat that could break backs and Lydon’s frank response to what could be his wife’s nagging honey-do-list and moving quickly and solidly into a modernized classic PiL sound. Brilliant guitar work and the lyrics hit and hit right, tactile, sarcastic and hard…Yeah Yeah Yeah… The band and Lydon sound more confident and tighter as they ever have before. I swear I held off listening to this track for as long as possible thinking it would possibly be a rehash of old school industrial rock but what a pleasant surprise.

I am going to throw caution to the wind and say that the recent wave of new found glory and new fans worldwide due to Lydon’s recent book Anger Is An Energy of honesty and his media blitz have endeared legions of newer music fans and this new found acceptance shows in buckets in this new single. I more than love it; I seriously think it is one of the best tracks released this year. What a crazy world….

Check out the John Rambo Stevens directed homegrown video for Double Trouble…


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John Lydon – Vocals
Lu Edmonds – Guitar
Bruce Smith – Drums
Scott Firth – Bass


UK Tour Dates

Glasgow, 02 ABC, Scotland, Friday, September 18th 2015

Manchester Academy, UK, Saturday, September 19th 2015

Newcastle, Riverside, Sunday, September 20th 2015

York, Fibbers, UK, Tuesday, September 22nd 2015  SOLD-OUT

Coventry, The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University, UK, Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Bristol, 02 Academy, UK, Friday, September 25th 2015

Buckley, Tivoli, Wales, Saturday, September 26th 2015

Reading, Sub 89, UK, Sunday, September 27th 2015

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion, UK, Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Norwich, UEA, UK, Wednesday, September 30th 2015

London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, UK, Friday, October 2nd 2015

Frome, Cheese and Grain, UK, Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Southampton, Engine Rooms, UK, Sunday, October 4th 2015


Europe Tour Dates

Paris, Le Trianon, France, Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands, Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Lausanne, Les Docks, Switzerland, Friday, October 9th 2015

Venice, Rivolta, Italy, Saturday, October 10th 2015

Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy, Sunday, October 11th 2015

Mannheim, Alte Seilerei, Germany, Tuesday, October 13th 2015

Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik, Germany, Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Berlin, Columbia Theatre, Germany, Thursday, October 15th 2015

Bochum, Zeche, Germany, Saturday, October 17th 2015

Antwerp, Trix, Belgium, Sunday, October 18th 2015


North America Tour Dates

New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Festival, Saturday, October 31st 2015

Memphis, TN, New Daisy Theatre, USA, Sunday, November 1st 2015

Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre, USA, Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Culture Room, USA, Thursday, November 5th 2015

St. Petersburg, FL, The State Theatre, USA, Friday, November 6th 2015

Orlando, FL, The Plaza Live, USA, Saturday, November 7th 2015

Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall, USA, Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero Theatre, USA, Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Pittsburgh, PA, The Altar Bar, USA, Thursday, November 12th 2015

Montreal, QU, La Tulipe, Canada, Saturday, November 14th 2015

Toronto, ON, The Opera House, Canada, Sunday, November 15th 2015

New York, NY, Best Buy Theater, USA, Monday, November 16th 2015

Chicago, IL, Concord Music Hall, USA, Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre, USA, Friday, November 20th 2015

Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre, Canada, Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Seattle, WA, The Showbox, USA, Monday, November 23rd 2015

Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl, USA, Wednesday, November 25th 2015

San Francisco, CA, The Chapel, USA, Friday, November 27th 2015

Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades, Saturday, November 28th 2015

Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre, Sunday, November 29th 2015