This man's important body of work has been well-documented (finally) with a new generation of listeners and bloggers getting turned onto Bob Mould's mostly faultless career.
Since the late '70s, the guitarist, songwriter and vocalist has snarled and slashed his way through several great albums by power-trio Hüsker Dü, whose live shows were so intense and visceral that they make Foo Fighters sound like The Wanted.
But the band ground to a natural halt in the late '80s, leaving Mould with time to recoup his creative juices with a couple of decent solo albums, before forming Sugar. It has to be said that 1992's "Copper Blue" is as good as it gets with a rock and pop fusion, with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Pixies and more arguably seeking creative solace within its grooves.
But Mould's story doesn't end with Sugar - for the past 17 years he's been knocking out inch-perfect solo albums again, namely "The District Age" and last year's really rather essential "Silver Age", which saw the revered performer sell out shows and garner positive reviews for what was widely acknowledged as a great comeback. As if Mould really needs to make a comeback - where's he been, apart from touring "Copper Blue" with select (and often sold-out) anniversary shows?
Well, he is back and will be touring said recent album with a handful of shows that will plug "The Silver Age", plus other chunks from his discography. Stops include Leeds on 17th May, then Glasgow, Manchester and finally Camden on the 21st. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, priced at £18 (or £19.50 for London). He'll be joined by his band, Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster with guest support including North Atlantic Oscillation.