Stereophonics have shared the video for new song ‘Before Anyone Knew Our Name’, in memory of their late drummer Stuart Cable.
The black and white video for the song was filmed by Jones himself at the band’s studio in West London, sombrely performing the track at a piano and driving around the city.
The opening lyrics to the track look back on the time that the band started as Jones pines: “I miss you, man / Before anyone knew our name / We had the fire, had desire / But what went wrong then?”
“That’s a reflection of losing Stuart Cable,” said Jones of the track. “I think, you know, Stuart left the band and we were still friends for seven years. And then he passed away tragically, and of course people have opinions about what happened and all this sort of stuff.
“We kept it very private because we were like brothers and we didn’t want to dish any dirt.”
He added: “And I guess a lot of the point of the song also is, you know, Stuart and I lived seven doors apart all our lives, and from the age of 12 I was in a band with him. So we were trying to be the people we became for a long time, before anybody knew who we were. So there’s a lot of history there before we even had a record deal. People forget that sometimes. There’s a lot of history there and sometimes people make judgements or calls on what happened when they don’t really know the backstory.”
Cable played with Stereophonics between 1992 and 2003. The drummer and broadcaster died on June 7 in 2010.
Stereophonics release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ on October 27.
The band’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
FRI 23 – ABERDEEN AECC ARENA
SAT 24 – GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO
MON 26 – NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
TUE 27 – BRIGHTON CENTRE
THU 1 – BIRMINGHAM GENTING ARENA
FRI 2 – LONDON THE SSE ARENA WEMBLEY
MON 5 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
TUE 6 – CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
WED 7 – CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
FRI 9 – MANCHESTER ARENA
SAT 10 – LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
MON 12 – NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA