‘Oochya!’ Will Hit Record Stores on 4th March 2022!
The band will tour the new album in March/April 2022
Stereophonics have returned with their new single, ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’, which is the first taste of the upcoming album ‘Oochya!’ which will be released via Stylus Records on 4th March 2022. It’s available in multiple formats, and can be pre-ordered via this link
The new single is the perfect celebration of 25 years in the business. It’s a track which brings back Kelly Jones’ garage rock influences, filled with distorted vocals and on-the-limit guitars, Stereophonics fans really could not have asked for a better way for their favourite band to return. Speaking about the new music, Kelly Jones says: “‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff like Masters of Reality and maybe some Iggy Pop too and probably nods back to ‘Bartender & The Thief’. It’s the song on this album that says ‘Oochya!’ more than anything else, so it’s something we wanted the fans to hear first. Having done some really emotionally lead and introspective songs on the last album (‘Kind’), we decided to come back with a bang this time, give the fans something to get a little loose to. The album title (‘Oochya!’) was always a saying me and the band used in the studio to mean “let’s have it”, a blast of energy and optimism and that’s what we wanted to get across with ‘Hinges’.”
‘Oochya!’ follows Stereophonics’ previous album ‘Kind’, which went to Number One in the UK album charts in 2019, outselling Kanye West by over 10,000 copies, who was their nearest competitor at the time. It became the band’s 7th UK Number One album in the process. The release of ‘Oochya!’ will also see the Welsh rockers return to the road for what’s sure to be another eagerly anticipated sold out UK Arena tour. Kicking off at Manchester AO Arena on 18th March 2022, the 11 date tour will see the band play up and down the UK on what is sure to be an incredible tour.
Stereophonics also return to Wales for a very special show ‘We’ll Keep A Welcome’ on Saturday 18th December 2021, as they headline the Cardiff Principality Stadium with very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Having previously headlined the stadium in 2001 and 2003, the band return in 2021 for a special end of year celebration and a show that’s not to be missed.
‘Oochya!’ Tracklisting –
1. Hanging On Your Hinges
3. When You See it
4. Do Ya Feel My Love?
5. Right Place Right Time
6. Close Enough To Drive Home
7. Leave The Light On
8. Running Round My Brain
9. Every Dog Has Its Day
10. You’re My Soul
11. All I Have Is You
12. Made A Mess Of Me
13. Seen That Look Before
14. Don’t Know What Ya Got
15. Jack In A Box
All songs written by Kelly Jones. ‘Oochya!’ was produced by Kelly Jones with Jim Lowe and George Drakoulias and recorded at The Distillery, Wiltshire.
Stereophonics play the following live shows:
Sat 18 Dec Cardiff Principality Stadium
(w. very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen)
Fri 18 Mar Manchester AO Arena
Sun 20 Mar Aberdeen P&J Live
Mon 21 Mar Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wed 23 Mar Leeds First Direct Arena
Thu 24 Mar Newcastle Utilita Arena
Sat 26 Mar Brighton Centre
Sun 27 Mar Bournemouth IC
Tue 29 Mar Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Wed 30 Mar Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Fri 01 Apr London The O2
Sat 02 Apr Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Tickets for the tour go on sale, 9am on Friday, 10th September via this link!