New Single “Surrendered” Out Friday February 16th
New album "The Bluetones" Out Now Features the New Single “Head On A Spike”
New Single "My Neighbour's House" released 15th October 2006, New album "The Bluetones" released 6th October 2006
 
 
 
New Single “Surrendered” Out Friday February 16th

New album "The Bluetones" Out Now. Featuring “Surrendered”, the follow-up to "My Neighbour's House" and "Head On A Spike"

On Cooking Vinyl Records

“Their finest effort in a decade” – Q
“Soaring, infectious guitar pop … Perfect.” – Heat *****
“The best thing The Bluetones have done in years” – The Sun ****
“Impressive” – The Times

Following their extremely successful October/November UK & Irish tour, The Bluetones are hitting the roads again. To coincide with these dates, the band will be releasing a new single, ‘Surrendered’, on Friday 16th February. Taken from their acclaimed eponymous fifth album, the track oozes with quirky charm and a supremely catchy melody, and will be available as a CD single and a digital download bundle (additional tracks tbc).

The Bluetones, cited as “one of the UK’s most criminally underrated live acts” (News of The World), will be touring in the UK, Ireland, and Japan in February 2007.
Catch them in Ireland in the following towns and venues :

The BLUETONES Upcoming Irish Shows
::: February 2007:::
10th - Dublin - Temple Bar Music Centre (Support: HAM SANDWICH)
11th - Cork - Cypress Avenue
12th - Galway - Roisin Dubh
 
 
 
 

New album "The Bluetones" Out Now
Features the New Single “Head On A Spike”, the follow-up to "My Neighbour's House"
On Cooking Vinyl Records

“Their finest effort in a decade” – Q
“Soaring, infectious guitar pop … Perfect.” – Heat *****
“The best thing The Bluetones have done in years” – The Sun ****
“Impressive” – The Times

The Bluetones have released, “Head On A Spike”, the follow-up single to "My Neighbour's House", taken from their recently released acclaimed self-titled album. “Head On A Spike” is a super-charged slice of bass driven pop, and is backed by two previously unreleased tracks – “Untitled #6” and “Surrendered (acoustic)”. There will also be an the exclusive remix of the lead track available via download only : Head On A Spike – Bluetones –v- Army of Generals remix

The Bluetones, cited as “one of the UK’s most criminally underrated live acts” (News of The World), will be touring in the UK, Ireland, and Japan in February 2007.
Catch them in Ireland in the following towns and venues :

The BLUETONES Upcoming Irish Shows
::: February 2007:::
10th - Dublin - Temple Bar Music Centre
11th - Cork - Cypress Avenue
12th - Galway - Roisin Dubh


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New Single "My Neighbour's House" released 15th October 2006

New album "The Bluetones" released 6th October 2006

On Cooking Vinyl Records

Dublin Show in THE VILLAGE September 27th

Note: originally booked in Crawdaddy

€14 (incl booking fee)

www.bluetones.info / www.thevillagevenue.com / www.pod.ie

The Bluetones make a welcome return on Friday 15th September, with the release of a brand new single, “My Neighbour’s House”. Taken from their forthcoming eponymous album "The Bluetones", the track is a punchy slice of pristine pop, which in a spooky act of synchronicity, was actually written whilst Mark’s girlfriend’s neighbour’s house was indeed catching fire!

Friday 6th October sees the Irish release of The Bluetones eponymous album

::: Their fifth studio album to date, but their first for Cooking Vinyl :::

Recorded at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire with producer Hugh Jones – who helmed both their classic debut ‘Expecting To Fly’ and its follow-up ‘Return To The Last Chance Saloon’ – songs such as the REM-esque, perky-pop-masking-serious-lyrics shenanigans of ‘My Neighbour’s House’ to the more biting charms of ‘Head On A Spike’ via the superbly summery appeal of ‘Baby, Back Up’ and ‘Thank You, Not Today’, find The Bluetones firmly re-acquainted with the wry insouciance that made the band as popular with Smash Hits devotees as NME readers.

The recording was marked by several spooky acts of synchronicity – just as they took a flame-thrower to this generation’s apathy on ‘My Neighbour’s House’ (one of the tunes that makes Mark describe this as the ‘Tones “most politically conscious record”), Mark’s girlfriend’s neighbour’s house was indeed catching fire. While, somewhat less scarily, Mark found himself recording the vocals for the album’s cornerstone ‘Fade In/Fade Out’ just as its subject embarked on one of the key moments of his life.

“I’m very good friends with David Walliams,” says Mark, “And I was in close contact with him all the time he was doing the training for his big swim. I was incredibly inspired by his dedication so ‘Fade In/Fade Out’ was written about and for him. He’s been a good friend to me through the lean years – it’s strange because when our friendship started eight years ago, I was the celebrity and he was the ‘Who’s your mate?’ guy.”

And, just like the ‘Little Britain’ star on his Sport Relief exertions, The Bluetones have dodged all the jellyfish stings, marauding sharks and raw sewage the music business can throw at them, to complete a journey that really ought to change the way you perceive them. And while they might have got here the hard way, you’d never know it from the crystal clear confidence that pervades every moment of ‘The Bluetones’’ particularly punchy brand of pristine pop, which survives as good today as it’s always been.

Since forming in Hounslow, West London in 1994, The Bluetones have secured eight Top 20 singles and three Top 10 studio albums. Teeming with superlative tunes about everything from environmental apathy to cross-dressing cross-Channel swimmers, the forthcoming album (released on 6th October) will surely remind everyone who hears it that here is a band that deserve to be ranked alongside our most cherished national treasures.

The Bluetones will be playing Dublin's THE VILLAGE on Wednesday SEPTEMBER 27th as part of their World Tour.

 
 
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