Dodgy are set to release their first new album since 2001’s ‘Real Estate’.
‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’ will be available from February 20, 2012. Original members Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest recorded the album during the summer of this year in a farmhouse in Malvern and it was mixed in Texas.
Their fourth album, it will come 16 years after their 1996 breakthrough record ‘Free Peace Sweet’. The band will play live on February 22 at London Bush Hall. Songs on the new album include ‘Tripped And Fell’, ‘Raggedstone Hill’, ‘What Became Of You’ and ‘Only A Heartbeat’.
The band were reunited four years ago at the funeral for their lighting director Andy Moore, after which they embarked on a reunion tour.
Of the 11-year gap between albums, singer Nigel Clark says:
What’s the rush? We’ve taken our time to make sure this album is better than our last one… and that was brilliant. The fans deserve it and we believe that the songs are good enough to win us a whole new audience.