The Ordinary Boys unveil new song ‘Awkward’ – listen

The reformed band are currently working on their fourth album with MJ from Hookworms

The Ordinary Boys have unveiled a new song, entitled ‘Awkward’.

The recently reformed band split in 2008 but are currently working on a brand new album with MJ from Hookworms. They tour the UK this November, playing nine dates across the country, starting at Manchester Ruby Lounge on November 18, and visiting Glasgow, London, Leeds and more. They are now joined by former Spectrals man Louis Jones on guitar. Jones dissolved Spectrals in 2013. Listen to ‘Awkward’ below.


Speaking to NME earlier this year, frontman Preston explained that the new LP – their fourth – is currently sounding like their 2004 debut ‘Over The Counter Culture’. “It is definitely first album sounding, it just sort of sounds like an extension of that so I’m really happy about that,” said the singer, who has recently written songs for Olly Murs and Chloe Howl.

‘Over The Counter Culture’ was followed in 2005 by second LP ‘Brassbound’. Frontman Preston famously featured on the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother, going on to marry his co-star Chantelle Houghton. The pair were divorced in 2007. Preston released a solo album ‘Whatever Forever’ in 2009.

The Ordinary Boys will play:

Manchester Ruby Lounge (November 18)
Newcastle Think Tank (19)
Glasgow King Tuts (21)
Leeds Cockpit (22)
Birmingham Hare & Hounds (23)
Nottingham Bodega (25)
London XOYO (26)
Bristol Louisiana (27)
Southampton Joiners (28)

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