British rockers Stereophonics have revealed that they are currently in the process of recording their tenth studio album. The record is set to be the band first release since 2015’s ‘Keep The Village Alive’ and is expected to drop in late 2017.
Stereophonics are perhaps one of the most overlooked bands in the current UK music scene. Once leaders of the indie rock movement, the Welsh four-piece now seem to have picked up the notoriously unwanted (and hugely dismissive) ‘dad-rock’ label.
Despite this – there is one thing that you simply cannot deny about the band. What they do; they do it well, and while contemporary band’s such as Coldplay are dancing around with glow sticks and making records with Rihanna, Stereophonics have stayed true themselves and their fans, and that is something that surely deserves massive respect.
‘Keep The Village Alive’ was the band’s sixth UK number one album and was supported by the brilliant singles ‘C’est la Vie’ and ‘I Wanna Get Lost With You’.
The band have now revealed that they are currently working on a follow up record for 2017. In a recent interview with NME, frontman Kelly Jones explained: “Last year we had a great summer playing in stadiums, castles and arenas. It was a great summer for us so we’re not questioning too much, but we don’t want to be a band that has a re-hash of b-sides records to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We’d rather release a brand new album in our 20th year.”
Speaking of what to expect from the new record, he continued: “It’s a pretty big sounding record, as in it’s pretty anthemic. The last album we released on our own label but we just signed a deal with Parlophone. It’s always good to work with new people on different projects. They came down to listen to the new album and they were really into it. It’s got a lot of different sounds, it’s a very contemporary-sounding record.”