The Courteeners have released a brand new version of their iconic hit song ‘Not Nineteen Forever’.
2018 marks ten years since the release of their debut album St. Jude and the band will release a new, fully re-recorded version of the album.
The new version of ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ will feature on the re-recorded version of St. Jude. Listen to it below.
Speaking of the ten year anniversary, frontman Liam Fray said “We were looking for a way to mark the 10 year anniversary of the release of St. Jude… we thought it might be worth at least raising a little glass to celebrate the fact that we’re still here.
“I’d been out on an acoustic tour this autumn, re-working and revisiting tunes from the back catalogue, stripping them back, bigging them up and experimenting with some different interpretations. The string section were incredible and unknowingly nudged me into unlocking something special.
“I loved revisiting all the old songs and putting a new twist on them. So, the day after the final date of the tour, I gingerly prised myself out of bed, booked a studio, rang the band, brought in some string-players and we ‘re-did’ St. Jude in a few days. And it sounds fucking brilliant.”
Containing the huge singles and indie dancefloor staples ‘What Took You So Long’, ‘Acrylic’ and ‘Cavorting’, the album peaked at No.4 in the UK charts. However, their success far outlasted their debut, making them an arena act in their native Manchester and beyond.
To mark a decade since the release of the acclaimed debut, the band will be playing two massive shows in London and Manchester, as well as releasing a new ‘Re:Wired’ unplugged version of the album.
They’ll perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust on Friday March 23, before a huge homecoming gig at Manchester Arena on Saturday April 7.