The Ordinary Boys have announced plans to play a free London gig later this month.
The newly reformed group will play Birthdays on August 19. The one-off show comes ahead of a full UK tour this November, which will see them 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.
The Ordinary Boys’ frontman Preston confirmed to NME that the band’s forthcoming new album sounds like an “extension” of their first LP, 2004’s ‘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.
Discussing the progress of the new album, their first since 2006’s ‘How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps’, he commented: “We’ve demoed seven songs. It’s going to be out in November. We’ve locked that in.”
The band split in 2008, reforming for a brief tour in 2011. The Ordinary Boys released their debut album ‘Over The Counter Culture’ 10 years ago. It was followed in 2005 by ‘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:
London Birthdays (August 19)
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)