ICYMI: The Ordinary Boys Break 10 year hiatus with new album + Huge UK tour

ICYMI: The Ordinary Boys Break 10 year hiatus with new album + Huge UK tour




THE ORDINARY BOYS return with new single ‘Four Letter Word’ and a 25-date UK tour. Released on 11th September, ‘Four Letter Word’ is the lead single from their forthcoming eponymous album, out on 2ndOctober 2015

After a hiatus of nearly 10 years, The Ordinary Boys are back with what is arguably their strongest album to date. Lead single ‘Four Letter Word’ is a soaring, energy driven statement of intent reminiscent of their 2004 Top 20 debut ‘Over The Counter Culture’.

A return to their former sound is no surprise, since the reformed line-up consists of the original trio – Preston, James Gregory (bass) and Charlie ‘Chuck’ Stanley (drums) – plus new member Louis Jones from celebrated power-pop band Spectrals on guitar. Preston met Louis stage-diving at a Cribs gig and, “knew immediately that I wanted him to be my new best friend/collaborator.”

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Over the last year they have been busy writing and recording their new album and have enlisted Rory Atwell (the Vaccines, Veronica Falls) and MJ (of Hookworms) on production duties and Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Lower Than Atlantis) for mixing.

After a brief stint in the limelight following his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, Preston has spent the last 8 years building a solid reputation as a successful songwriter, having written hits for John Newman and Example and a number one for Olly Murs with ‘Heart Skips A Beat’.

However, as fulfilling as his “day job” is, Preston says, “hanging out with Louis, all we wanted to talk about were the punk and hardcore bands that had made us pick up guitars and form bands in the first place. I made Spinal Tap-esque phone calls to James and Chuck. After promising several times that it wouldn’t sound anything like the questionable third album, we met for some beers and started rehearsing. We were 15 again.” That ‘questionable’ third album ‘How To Get Everything You Ever Wanted In Ten Easy Steps’ scored the band three Top 10 hits in 2006. Its predecessor, 2005’s ‘Brassbound’, was also a Top 20 hit, as was its lead single ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, which was re-issued in 2006 and went to No.1 in the UK charts.

“We think we have made a really special, exciting record,” Preston says. “One that has been fuelled by reunited childhood friendships, new friendships, rediscovery of the records that shaped us, and the drive to create something undeniably great. I’ve had the best year of my life making this album and we are so excited to finally be able to share it!”

The band have just announced a 25-date UK tour for this October and November, which includes the Brixton Jamm, London on 30th October. Details below.
21st Oct            The Cavern        Exeter
22nd Oct            The Fleece        Bristol
23rd Oct             Also Known As Banbury
24th Oct             The Joiners       Southampton
25th Oct             Bowery District  Reading
27th Oct             The Haunt         Brighton
28th Oct             Mr Kryps           Bournemouth
29th Oct             The Bullingdon  Oxford
30th Oct             Brixton Jamm    London
31st Oct             The Square       Harlow
1st Nov              Waterfront         Norwich
3rd Nov              Copper Room2 Coventry
4th Nov              Soundhouse     Leicester
5th Nov              The Globe         Cardiff
6th Nov              Live Room        Chester
7th Nov              The Sugarmill    Stoke
8th Nov              Night & Day      Manchester
10th Nov            The Old Courts  Wigan
11th Nov            Think Tank        Newcastle
12th Nov            Liquid Rooms   Edinburgh
13th Nov            PJ Molloys       Dunfermline
14th Nov            King Tuts          Glasgow
15th Nov            The Duchess     York
16th Nov            The Hop            Wakefield
17th Nov            The Adelphi       Hull
18th Nov            The Platform     Lincoln
19th Nov            The Plug           Sheffield

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ICYMI: The Ordinary Boys Break 10 year hiatus with new album + Huge UK tour