THE GLORIOUS SONS will return to the UK this March for three headline shows in support of their debut UK release ‘Young Beauties And Fools’, out 23rd February on Earache Records.
The shows follow their sold out London debut, at Old Blue Last in December.
“You don’t know what you’re going to get night to night from us,” says Jay. “It’s something you have to see – we try to keep it interesting and powerful.” “It’s also an inch from either side of falling off the tracks every single night,” adds Brett.
THE GLORIOUS SONS- UK SHOWS 2018
Tickets on sale HERE on Wednesday, Dec 13th at 10AM local time
They have also dropped a new video for lead single ‘Everything Is Alright’. ” It’s nice getting your hands dirty once in a while. The video was a quite enjoyable and painless experience, other than getting smashed in the face with tomatoes. Thank you to our director Colin and his crew for the outstanding work and fun day.” says frontman Brett.
Watch the video below:
The Glorious Sons might be new to a UK audience, but the band has earned close to 10 million streams in the US and Canada of previous record The Union. Those songs spent a combined 79 weeks on the top 10, producing 7 consecutive top 10 rock singles and earning the band the title of Most-Played Artist on Canadian Rock Radio. They played over 350 shows in support, were named SiriusXM Indie Award Winners for “Group of the Year” and “Rock Group of the Year,” and earned a Juno nominee for “Rock Album of the Year.”
Led by brothers Brett (vocals) and Jay Emmons (guitar), The Glorious Sons have returned with new single “Everything Is Alright” (which you can listen to HERE or HERE on soundcloud) and a much-anticipated new album, Young Beauties And Fools. The album is available for pre-order here.
The album is about the adventures (and frequent misadventures) of main songwriter Brett in the truest way. It’s also an album where The Glorious Sons — rounded out by Chris Koster (guitar), Adam Paquette (drums) and Chris Huot (bass) — capture all the listlessness and confusion of young adulthood over the course of 10 stunning tracks. “It’s basically the story of a 24-year-old kid,” says Brett. “They’re simple songs about alcoholism and the mostly autobiographical story of my life. The whole thing is derived from the thoughts, actions and feelings of a kid who doesn’t really know himself and the consequences of those actions.”
Whether it’s the rock ‘n’ roll bender “My Poor Heart,” the not-so-classic boy-meets-girl story of “Josie,” or the deeply embarrassing punch-up at a wedding tale “Everything Is Alright,” Brett’s songwriting deftly explores the imperfect humanity of both himself and the many characters he introduces over the course of the album.
It wasn’t easy to capture that realness. The band wanted to range further, to grow and evolve from the successes of The Union but eighteen months of recording didn’t yield the results they were looking for. It wasn’t until they headed to Los Angeles to work with production team Fast Friends (Frederik Thaae, Ryan Spraker, Tom Peyton) and started exploring a collection of old voice memos on Brett’s phone that they had their eureka moment. The subsequent creative outburst resulted in an album written in 12 days and recorded in 14.
“It was our first time working with these guys in the studio and we were still kinda feeling each other out,” says Brett. “There were times when it almost felt like a blind date. And we had been in the studio with a couple of other producers prior to that and went home empty handed. So after a few lukewarm conversations about ideas, I said to them, ‘Boys, can I show you something?’ I took out my iPhone and played ‘Josie’ and they just went fucking nuts. They wanted us to challenge ourselves as players and songwriters and pushed me to write from personal experience. After that, the hardest part of recording was choosing which songs to keep for the album. I’m forever grateful to them for teaching me to trust myself as a writer and help find that voice.”
‘Young Beauties and Fools’ will be released by Earache Records in Europe and Japan on 23rd February 2018.
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