Actor Dominic West to appear on Rizzle Kicks new album

Star of 'The Wire' and 'The Hour' records vocal parts for pop duo's second effort

Actor Dominic West will appear on Rizzle Kicks second album, it has been revealed.

The pop duo will release ‘Roaring 20s’ in September, the follow up to their 2011 debut ‘Stereo-Typical’, and have grabbed West to record vocals on two tracks.

In an interview with The Sun about how their love of TV show The Wire led in the direction of the English actor, the band’s Jordan Stephens said: “When we’d finished watching The Wire it was almost like losing a close friend. Being able to have the star of the show on our record was definitely one of those ‘pinch myself’ moments.”


Luckily for the duo, album producer Ant Whiting is a close friend of the actor, who also starred in BBC2 drama The Hour, and was able to get him into the studio to record vocal parts for the songs ‘That’s Classic’ and ‘Put Your Two’s Up’. The latter is produced by Fatboy Slim and sees West calling people to the dancefloor, his speech getting progressively more slurred as the track rolls on.

“We’d mentioned to Ant about our love for The Wire and he said, ‘Yeah, we go way back. He lives round the corner. We should get him to do something on a track’,” Jordan adds. “Having Dom in the studio was awesome. Not only did we have a proper laugh making the song, we were able to have some drinks, which was a good opportunity to get to know him and ask him a bucketload of questions.”

Rizzle Kicks release ‘Roaring 20s’ on September 2. The tracklisting is as follows:

‘This Means War’
‘Lost Generation’
‘The Reason I Live’
‘Skip To The Good Bit’
‘Don’t Bring Me Down’
‘Everything Will Be Better In The Morning’ (Interlude)
‘Me Around You’
‘Wind Up’
‘Jam Yourself’
‘Put Your Two’s Up’
‘I Love You More Than You Think’
‘That’s Classic’