Welsh rock trio Stereophonics have announced the first official details of their seventh studio album, confirming the tentative title “Keep Calm and Carry On”, which is set to be released on the 16th November.
The album will be preceded by the lead single, “Innocent”, a subdued poppy number in the vain of recent single “You’re My Star” which Isle Of Wight Festival attendants heard premiered in the band’s exclusive headlining appearance of the summer. The single is due out on the 2nd November.
The band has written, recorded and mastered the album throughout the year, coming off the back of last year’s greatest hits compilation “Decade In The Sun” and accompanying promotional tour, all the while keeping fans updated with MySpace blogs, Twitter posts and pictures illustrating the making of the album.
An update from bassist Richard Jones explains that the band have been “busy of late filming a video, on photo shoots and putting the finishing touches to the artwork” whilst they’ve also announced a “special one-off afternoon show” at Cardiff Castle on the 3rd October.
Fans will be previewed songs from the upcoming album along with the “classic hits” and to commemorate eleven years since the band performed there to a 10,000 strong audience, tickets are being sold at a recession-crunching £12.50, the same admission price of the band’s original gig at the venue.
Tickets are due to go on sale at 09.00 on Wednesday 9th September (09/09/09).
Meanwhile, the new albums tracklisting has also been unveiled, shown below, along with an audience-filmed video of the new single ‘Innocent’.
1. She’s Alright
5. Could You Be The One?
6. I Got Your Number
8. Live ‘N’ Love
11. Stuck In A Rut
12. Show Me How