Following the critically acclaimed release of 2017 debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come”, Wayward Sons return with a new album, “The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be” due out October 2019.
A new single, “Joke’s On You”, is released on the 26th July 2019.
The band also tour across the UK and Europe throughout July, August, October and November 2019.
The new album could be called a concept record, as there is a narrative thread that connects the twelve tracks, but singer/guitarist and songwriter Toby Jepson, prefers to call it a ‘protest’ record and describes the new materials as ‘political’ but not of the sort that seeks to hammer the message home, more of a reflection of his take on where the world and we are. Jepson admires and draws influence from storytellers like Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Queen – artists who could pass on their message through their storytelling craft.
A short film will run alongside the album, with four video tracks standing alone and also being able to run together as a whole. The film traces the narrative of the album.
Debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” was a critically acclaimed starting point for the band. The forthcoming second album sees the band really hone their craft. The new album was again produced by Wayward Sons (Toby Jepson’s previous credits as a songwriter and producer include the likes of Katie Melua, The Virginmarys, The Answer, and Toseland) and Chris D’Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).
Wayward Sons are a stunning live act. Their debut album saw them supporting the likes of Inglorious, UFO and Steel Panther as well as a host of festival appearances. The band have already an impressive list of supports (Living Colour and Black Star Riders) across Europe as well as a number of high-profile European festival dates set for this year. The list of 2019 dates confirmed so far are below:
3 – Skogsrojet Festival, Sweden
9 – Alcatraz Festival – Belgium
24 – Newark Stone Deaf Festival
10 – Bristol Academy (support to Black Star Riders)
11 – Cambridge Corn Exchange (support to Black Star Riders)
12 – London Shepherds Bush Empire (support to Black Star Riders)
13 – Wrexham William Aston Hall (support to Black Star Riders)
19 – Newcastle Academy (support to Black Star Riders)
20 – Nottingham Rock City (support to Black Star Riders)
22 – Bexhill on Sea De La Warr Pavillion (support to Black Star Riders)
23 – Bournemouth Academy (support to Black Star Riders)
24 – Cardiff University (support to Black Star Riders)
25 – Wolverhampton Steel Mill (support to Black Star Riders)
26 – Leeds Academy (support to Black Star Riders)
27 – Manchester O2 Ritz (support to Black Star Riders)