Posthumous Viola Beach album to be released

9-track LP will be released in July following bandmates' tragic deaths earlier this year

An album of music by late Warrington band Viola Beach will be released next month.

The band – including Kris Leonard, guitarist River Reeves, bassist Tomas Lowe, drummer Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry – were all killed in a road traffic accident in Sweden earlier this year (February).

Following a recent tribute concert in their hometown, a 9-track album will now be released on July 29 via the band’s own Fuller Beans Records label.

It will include ‘Swings & Waterslides’, which entered the UK Singles Chart following the tragedy, and lead single ‘Boys That Sing’. Hear the latter song here.

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A statement from the band’s families reads: “We are tremendously proud of everything the boys achieved in such a short space of time. Craig, Jack, Kris, River and Tom shared a huge passion, talent and dedication to music.”

“We believe the best way to celebrate our sons’ lives is to release an album of their songs. This is their legacy and we know deep in our hearts that the boys would want the world to listen to the music they poured everything into. This was only the beginning for them and these nine songs were written with every intention to be shared, heard and, most of all, enjoyed.”

“We hope that it brings you as much happiness listening to it as we know it did to them making it,” the statement concludes.

See the full tracklist below.

‘Swings And Waterslides’
‘Like A Fool’
‘Go Outside’
‘Cherry Vimto’
‘Really Wanna Call’
‘Call You Up’
‘Get To Dancing’ (BBC Session)
‘Boys That Sing’

Meanwhile, Coldplay are reportedly planning a Viola Beach tribute for their Glastonbury headline set.