The Proclaimers announce “political” new album ‘Dentures Out’ featuring Manics’ James Dean Bradfield

The news comes alongside lead single 'The World That Was'

The Proclaimers have announced the release of a brand new album entitled ‘Dentures Out’ – listen to lead single ‘The World That Was’ below.

Billed as “a record of the times”, the follow-up to Craig and Charlie Reid’s acclaimed 2018 ‘Angry Cyclist’ LP is produced by Dave Eringa and was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales in spring 2022.

According to a press release, it’s The Proclaimers’ “most political album” since their breakthrough second album ‘Sunshine On Leith’, tackling topics such as the weaponising of nostalgia for electoral capital, press barons, the bubble of modern life, and more.


Due out September 16 via Cooking Vinyl, the album sees Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield lend his guitar talents to a couple of songs, playing on the title track and the “James Bond theme that never was”, ‘Things As They Are’.

News of the album comes alongside the release of a rocking sing-a-long, ‘The World That Was’, which examines the frustration of those who felt like nostalgia was pressed into service during the pandemic with allusions to wartime warmth.

Listen to ‘The World That Was’ below:

You can pre-order ‘Dentures Out’ in a number of formats here.

‘Dentures Out’ tracklisting:

1. ‘Dentures Out’
2. ‘The World That Was’
3. ‘Feast Your Eyes’
4. ‘Praise’
5. ‘News To Nietzsche’
6. ‘Things As They Are’
7. ‘Signs Of Love’
8. ‘Drop Dead Destiny’
9. ‘The Recent Past’
10. ‘Sundays By John Calvin’
11. ‘Draw Another Line’
12. ‘Play The Man’
13. ‘What The Audience Knew’


The Proclaimers recently kicked off their 14-month world tour with a main stage appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. They will be playing a series of summer festivals and regional concerts, followed by a 35-date UK and Ireland tour from October to November. Find out more info and buy tickets here.