New Dexys Midnight Runners track surfaces online

It's the band's first new material in 22 years

The first Dexys Midnight Runners track in 22 years has been made available online.

The untitled demo from the band’s long-awaited fourth album, ‘It’s OK Joanna’, has been posted on frontman Kevin Rowland’s official MySpace page

The band had two Number one singles – ‘Geno’ in 1980 and ‘Come On Eileen’ in 1982. Their last album, ‘Don’t Stand Me Down’, was released in 1985, shortly after which they split.

Rowland, who is also writing a book, reformed Dexys Midnight Runners in 2003 for a sell-out tour, and a message to fans on his MySpace page claims that it was this positive response that convinced the band to reform.

The message reads:

“In 2003, Dexys were at last reinvented for a critically acclaimed and rapturously received tour. Again, it wasn’t a greatest hits tour, and many of the ideas approaches that were received with bewilderment in 1985 were employed again. But this time, those ideas were understood and very warmly welcomed. The world had caught up with us. 2007 could be a good year for fans of Kevin and Dexys.”