Iggy Pop has used a press conference to castigate record companies and announce that his new album would be self-released. Après will be an exclusively digital product from the ‘Godfather of Punk’. Iggy told reporters “What has a record company ever done for me but humiliate and torment and drag me down?” explaining that whilst still tied to a deal with Virgin EMI, which obligated him to offer them releases first, the label declined to release it, as the musician had expected. Après captures Pop’s interpretation of classics by the likes of Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, the Beatles and Harry Nilsson. However, Iggy also explained that whilst The Stooges, now on tour with many original members, would probably still record for a major label, he does not foresee doing the same for his work as a solo artist.