THE QUIREBOYS - Rock And Roll Icons Release new album "Amazing Disgrace", 1ST Single & Lyric Video "Seven Deadly Sins" out now
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On their essential new album, THE QUIREBOYS amazed themselves. “The new music has surpassed all of expectations” admitted long-term guitarist Guy Griffin. “It’s the most diverse album we’ve ever done” added fellow six-stringer Paul Guerin. And for a band celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2019 that’s saying something.
Amazing Disgrace is the sixth Quireboys’ album in seven years but quality over quantity remains the mantra. Eleven typically frank and familiarly evocative rock and roll classics soundtrack a band at the peak of its creative powers. The new album will be released digital on April 5th and physical on April 19th via Off Yer Rocka Recordigs / Cargo Records UK.
The brand new lyric video and single for 'Seven Deadly Sins'
More About The Album
The decision to lay down Amazing Grace at the world famous Rockfield Studios turned out to be an inspired decision as the weight of history created a unique pressure on a band determined to evolve.
“Getting everyone together at one of the most iconic studios in the world has definitely given the new music a different vibe” said guitarist Guy Griffin. “Everyone was a lot more up for it because each band member felt so involved in the process".
“I was actually more apprehensive than usual going in to the studio. I didn’t know how things would turn out but the music we came out with was better than anyone could have expected".
“We’re at the point in our career where we don’t really give a shit what anyone else thinks! I don’t mean that in a negative way but we write songs that we can play with freedom within a live show".
Paul says, "Amazing Disgrace is one of our most diverse records yet – I don’t think there’s anything we can’t do or that we wouldn’t try. The last few records have proved that.” Guerin conceded that treading in the revered footsteps of Freddie Mercury, Brian May et all across the hallowed Rockfield turf was an unforgettable experience in its own right. Emerging from the studio with an album prepped to take on all-comers in 2019 was the icing on the cake.
“You come out of the front door and on the right hand side you can see up to the window of the room where Freddie Mercury wrote Bohemian Rhapsody,” added Guerin. “Look up again and you can see the weather vane referenced in the song".
“If you’re of a certain vintage it’s just mind-blowing. I was like a kid in a sweetshop. And if you can’t draw inspiration from recording in that environment then you’re probably in the wrong job!”
Guerin is clearly in the right job. And the job satisfaction will surely spike again when THE QUIREBOYS headline a special one-off show celebrating 35 years as self-styled rock and roll rebels.
About The Quireboys
Following the band’s inception in London, UK in 1984 – originally as The Choirboys, then The Queerboys, before settling on the less controversial name of The Quireboys – there followed 6 years of hard graft and personnel changes before the inevitable happened – a UK number 2 album.
Despite supporting a certain Guns N’ Roses at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London it was 1990’s A Bit of What You Fancy that brought the band to the attention of the public at large, and featured founder member Spike on vocals and new recruit Guy Griffin on guitar. The record showcased no fewer than 5 hit singles – including “Hey You” which peaked at number 5 in the US Billboard Rock Chart and number 14 in the UK Singles chart.
Spike and Guy have been the backbone of THE quintessential British rock’n’roll band ever since – a journey that has seen them play to 72,000 at 1990’s Monsters of Rock at Donington with the likes of Whitesnake, Aerosmith and Poison – supporting The Rolling Stones that same year, and joining Guns N’ Roses again a couple of years later on their “Use Your Illusion” tour.
Following their second studio album, 1993’s Bitter Sweet & Twisted, the band found the new mainstream rock landscape a difficult one – and it wasn’t until 2001 and the release of This is Rock’n’Roll that they found a new lease of life.
The public’s appetite for The Quireboys had returned and hasn’t waned since – 3 further studio releases (Well Oiled, Homewreckers & Heartbreakers, Halfpenny Dancer) were released on various labels from 2004 to 2009 before the band found their new – and permanent – home on Off Yer Rocka – the label of the renowned festival brand Hard Rock Hell.
The first 4 albums on Off Yer Rocka – Beautiful Curse (2013), Black Eyed Sons (2014), St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul (2015), and Twisted Love (2016) – have not only grown the legacy of The Quireboys but have brought new fans to the fold. 2017’s White Trash Blues saw the band take a bold move – recording a collection of iconic blues numbers but with the signature Quireboys approach – a move that paid off with glowing reviews. Covering legends such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Freddie King and John Lee Hooker the album is a triumph of substance over style. The album produced a stunning single release – “Leaving Trunk” – a track written by Sleepy John Estes and made famous by the legendary Taj Mahal.
The Quireboys are certainly enjoying a revival – selling out venues around the world – with 2018 also taking in The Monsters of Rock Cruise, HRH AOR VI, Sweden Rock and Stonedeaf festivals. 2019 will see a brand new studio album – their 12th – as part of a pledge campaign… so be a part of the never ending Quireboys party – as there’s no sign of Spike, Guy, Keith and Paul slowing down any time soon!
28/03 The Boiler Room, Guildford (Unplugged Sessions), UK
29/03 The Met Lounge, Peterborough (Unplugged Sessions), UK
30/03 The Tivoli, Buckley (Unplugged Sessions), UK
01/04 Rock City, Nottingham (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
02/04 The Globe, Cardiff (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
04/04 Warehouse 23, Wakefield (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
06/04 Corporation, Sheffield (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
07/04 O2 Ritz, Manchester (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
08/04 The Garage, Glasgow (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
09/04 KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + Vega, Bad Touch), UK
11/04 Sala Upload, Barcelona, ES
14/04 Sala Even, Seville, ES
25/04 Masterclub Vigo, Galicia, ES
26/04 Teatro Juan Bravo, Segovia, ES
27/04 Sala Tunk, Irun, ES
14/05 Riverside, Newcastle (Unplugged Sessions), UK
15/05 Dreadnaught Rock, Bathgate (Unplugged Sessions), UK
16/05 Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (Unplugged Sessions), UK
17/05 Ironworks, Inverness (Unplugged Sessions), UK
18/05 Tunnels, Aberdeen (Unplugged Sessions), UK
30/05 Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden (Unplugged Sessions), UK
Published by The Manamal | April 6TH 2019
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