Gerard Way Premieres New Video 'No Shows'

The track appears on ex-MCR singer's first solo album "Hesitant Alien."

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Gerard Way premiered a brand new song titled "No Shows" on BBC Radio One along with a proper music video - watch it below.

"Hesitant Alien," Gerard Way's debut solo album, will be released on September 29. Way recently stated that the album is inspired by acts including Pulp, Blur, David Bowie, Morrissey and Pixies.

"My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar," he has said. "I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoegaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people."

"I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon everyday life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black's work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms."

The "Hesitant Alien" tracklist:

01. Bureau
02. Action Cat
03. No Shows
04. Brother
05. Millions
06. Zero Zero
07. Juarez
08. Drugstore Perfume
09. Get The Gang Together10. How's It Going To Be11. Maya The Psychic

The former My Chemical Romance frontman is in the UK to perform at Reading & Leeds Festival this coming weekend (August 22-24) and will play the warm-up show for just 400 fans.

Thanks to NME for the report.

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    It is not so much that it is bad but that it is just so dull compared to MCR...
    Indeed! MCR had dynamics and demanded that you pay attention. This stuff might grow on me yet; who knows? I think Gerard is very talented and creative, so I'll keep rooting for him, but this isn't his best demonstration of those qualities.
    I realy like the sound of this mainly the guitar. Action Cat sounds better but this is still great and I'm looking forward to this album.
    I can't stand his old band, but this.. Is actually pretty alright <.< Nothing amazing, but it's a pretty good tune. Sounds alot like.. 80ies rock, kinda. Very surprised. Did not expect this to be good.
    I thought that was alright actually. I mean after a few minutes I got a bit bored, and it certainly isn't anything new, but yeah, intrigued to hear more from this.
    I wish the vocals were louder in the mix but oh well. It's an okay song. Not as good as his previous work but not terrible.
    i actually love this. really dig the dream pop/shoegaze feel in the chorus. looking forward to more
    I actually really love this, and the fact he's experimenting with his vocals more, and just the whole vibe is kinda refreshing. Can't wait to hear more!
    This is interesting. I was never really sure about Gerard, his artistic side always seemed a little pretentious and even overdone to me for some reason. That said, I always enjoyed MCR and although this is a step away from that, it is definitely something worth keeping an open mind about. Good on him for doing what he wants.