The Ordinary Boys have announced details of a brand new album and a mammoth UK tour.
The band have reunited their original line up with the addition of former Spectrals frontman Louis Jones on guitar. They will release ‘The Ordinary Boys’ on October 2. New single ‘Four Letter Word’ can be heard below.
The album will be the band’s fourth and their first since 2006 release ‘How To Get Everything You Ever Wanted In Ten Easy Steps’. Prior to that the band released debut effort ‘Over The Counterculture’ in 2004 and its follow up ‘Brassbound’ in 2005. Since 2006 frontman Preston has become a songwriter for hire, writing hits for artists including John Newman, Example and Olly Murs.
‘The Ordinary Boys’ has been recorded with producers Rory Atwell (the Vaccines, Veronica Falls) and MJ (Hookworms) with Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Lower Than Atlantis) on mixing duties.
Speaking about the album, Preston says: “Hanging out with Louis, all we wanted to talk about were the punk and hardcore bands that had made us pick up guitars and form bands in the first place. I made Spinal Tap-esque phone calls to James and Chuck. After promising several times that it wouldn’t sound anything like the questionable third album, we met for some beers and started rehearsing. We were 15 again.”
“We think we have made a really special, exciting record,” he adds. “One that has been fuelled by reunited childhood friendships, new friendships, rediscovery of the records that shaped us, and the drive to create something undeniably great. I’ve had the best year of my life making this album and we are so excited to finally be able to share it!”
The band have also announced details of a 25-date UK tour, including homecoming gig at Brighton venue The Haunt. See below for details.
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In a busy world you probably didn’t notice that The Ordinary Boys had gone anywhere. Nevermind, we’re back(!) with a brand new album and a 25 date tour. Our new, self-titled LP is coming out in October on our own imprint, Treat Yourself records through Republic of Music. You can preorder the album right now from our website and also watch a teaser video. The link is in the bio. We are back to the original line-up from our debut album Over The Counter Culture, plus the addition of Louis Jones from celebrated power-pop band Spectrals. This past year we have been in the studio with Rory Atwell (the Vaccines, Veronica Falls) and MJ (of Hookworms) and Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Lower Than Atlantis) has mixed the album. We think we have made a really special, exciting record. One that has been fuelled by reunited childhood friendships, new friendships, rediscovery of the records that shaped us, and the drive to create something undeniably great. I’ve had the best year of my life making this album and we are over the moon to finally be able to share it! Keep checking back for new videos and music and go preorder the album for tons of exclusive Ordinary Boys treats. Thanks for your patience. Sorry it took 9 years. ♪♬ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬