Stereophonics are embarking on a huge UK arena tour in February in which they will visit Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, London and Brighton, as well as various other locations. This tour celebrates the release of their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’, which has received high praise. The album was predominantly recorded in west London, with the help of the band’s usual collaborator Jim Lowe.
Stereophonics have now released ten studio albums, six of these becoming number ones in the UK. They had further success with a compilation album, Decade in the Sun, released in November 2008, which charted at number two across the United Kingdom. As one of Britain’s most beloved live bands Stereophonics have toured to sold out crowds across the globe. This summer they headlined Kendal Calling, Y Not Festival and Victorious Festival.
The band formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in Wales. The rock group is made up of Kelly Jones (lead vocals and lead guitar), Richard Jones (bass guitar, piano and backing vocals), Adam Zindani (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Jamie Morrison (drums) and touring member Tony Kirkham (keyboards).
Scream Above the Sounds
‘regardless of whether you turn your nose up at stadium rock or not, the Stereophonics know their way around the genre better than anyone’ – Clash
‘Always rueful, sometimes self-lacerating but never treading water, Scream Above The Sounds should dispel a few Stereophonics misconceptions.’ – Classic Rock
‘the record is definitely worth a listen and shows there’s life in Wales’ finest yet’ – Exepose
Kelly Jones’ has made this statement about the album:
“I was in a small town with a dead-end street,” he nods. “I had all this freedom, all this time to… think of nothing, really. I had older brothers and my dad was in clubs singing so I was always the guy in the corner listening to all these stories. I don’t see people having that much space anymore, they’re very consumed with something all the time. I guess that’s what Scream Above The Sounds means for me, really.”
Tickets for all Stereophonics’ Spring UK tour dates are available here.
The band will play tonight at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR.
Doors open at 6:30pm.