The legendary Siouxsie Sioux has signed a new deal with Universal Music Group and will release a new album on W14 in 2007. The deal sees her reunited with John Williams, who was the Polydor A&R man who worked with her on Siouxsie and the Banshee's 1988 "Peepshow" album and on The Creatures 1989 album "Boomerang", just two of many creative highs in Siouxsie's incredible history.
On the day of signing she said; "I am pleased to be back working with John and I am really excited about making new music."
Referring to an infamous spray-painting campaign to get the Banshees signed to a major label, Siouxsie added "At least I didn't have to get someone spray-painting my name on the front of the Universal building !"
John Williams said; "I am thrilled to be working with Siouxsie again. Her lofty status as a performer, vocalist and songwriter confirms her as one of the most important artists of her generation. Her clarity of vision and conviction as a musician has made her contemporary and relevant throughout her career. W14 is proud to be partnering her on her latest musical journey".
Siouxsie Sioux is one of the most iconic figures in modern music. Her iconoclasm defined punk and post punk, leading to a whole slew of imitators. Acknowledged by Mojo magazine with their Icon award, her influence reaches far beyond music and her sense of style influenced a generation, whilst her non- compromising attitude laid down a blueprint for all artists who break the mould, clearly influencing female artists like Ana Matronic, Shirley Manson, Peaches, and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O. At the Mojo awards, U2 paid compliment to Siouxsie as a ground-breaking artist who influenced them.
With Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Creatures, Siouxsie made a long line of remarkable albums and singles that still sound pioneering today. Polydor are currently reissuing all of the Banshees catalogue in remastered format with additional tracks.