With just a week remaining until the release of their tenth album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’, Stereophonics have today released a final taster of the album by sharing the new song ‘Before Anyone Knew Our Name’. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE
‘Before Anyone Knew Our Name’ is a plaintive piano ballad in which vocalist/guitarist KellyJones reflects on the adventures of the band’s early days and the loss of original drummer StuartCable. The lyrics speak for themselves: “I miss you, man… We had the fire, had desire, but what went wrong then?”
“Hearing those lyrics brings up all those of memories of Stuart, as well as where we came from, all the work we put in, and the band’s history,” explains the band’s bassist and co-founder Richard Jones. “It’s one of those songs that anybody could relate to in some kind of way.”
The accompanying video for the track captures that poignancy with a stripped-back monochrome visual which depicts Kelly Jones performing the song on piano.
‘Before Anyone Knew Our Name’ is the third track to be taken from the album. Its lead single ‘All In One Night’ was A-listed at Radio 2 and playlisted at AbsoluteRadio, Radio X and Virgin. Radio 2continued their support with a Record of the Week and a playlist for the follow-up ‘Caught By The Wind’, while Radio X highlighted it as their Tune of the Week and added it to their daytime playlist.
All three tracks are available as instant downloads for fans who pre-order ‘Scream Above The Sounds’from www.stereophonics.com.
This summer saw Stereophonics headline the KendallCalling, Y Not and Victorious festivals, and they also performed at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. Their first full European tour in support of the new album includes the following UK and Ireland dates:
FEBRUARY 23rd – Aberdeen, AECC 24th – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro 26th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena 27th – Brighton, Centre
MARCH 1st – Birmingham, Genting Arena 2nd /3rd – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley 5th – Bournemouth, BIC 6th / 7th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena 9th – Manchester, Arena 10th – Leeds, First Direct Arena 12th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena 15th – Belfast, The SSE Arena 16th – Dublin, 3arena