Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners have posted the first track from their forthcoming new album ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to ‘Nowhere Is Home’. The song is the first single to be taken from the band’s first studio LP in over 27 years, which will be released on 4th June and is their first album since 1985’s ‘Don’t Stand Me Down’. It will be released under the name Dexys and features the band’s members Kevin Rowland, Mick Talbot, Pete Williams and Jim Paterson as well as new recruits Neil Hubbard, Tim Cansfield, Madeleine Hyland, Lucy Morgan and Ben Trigg. Speaking about the album, the band’s frontman Kevin Rowland said:

“I couldn’t have made this record five years ago. Or 10 years ago. Everything seemed to fall into place. I already had many of the songs around for a while written with Jim Paterson and others but was struggling to take them forward. Then I realised I needed heavyweight help and ran into Mick Talbot. Soon it became obvious that Pete Williams should play the bass.”

He continued:

“It seems like the stars were aligned. Everything seemed to work, whereas previously, it hadn’t. It seemed there were so many people willing this to happen and keen to put in as much time and effort as was needed to make it live up to its potential. This is a Dexys record, not a Kevin Rowland record.”

The tracklisting for ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ is as follows:

Now
Lost
Me
She Got A Wiggle
You
Thinking Of You
I’m Always Going To Love You
Incapable Of Love
Nowhere Is Home
Free
It’s OK John Joe

The band have also added two extra dates to their UK tour to celebrate the album’s release. They will now play Wales’ Treorchy Parc and Dare Theatre on 4th May and Whitely Bay Play House on 7th May.

Dexys will play:

May
4th Treorchy Parc and Dare Theatre
6th Glasgow Cottiers Theatre
7th Whitely Bay Play House
8th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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