THE GLORIOUS SONS have released their phenomenal new album, ‘Young Beauties And Fools’ via Earache records. The band will be bringing their captivating live show back to the UK from 5th March for three headline shows before returning in the summer for the legendary Reading & Leeds Festival.
“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
Reading & Leeds Festival 25th-27th August 2018
The band will air their Radio 1 Rock Show live sessions this Sunday 25th February. Listen live by tuning in HERE
They previously released 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 HERE or by clicking the image below
The Glorious Sons might be new to a UK audience, but the band has earned over 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 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’ is out today on Earache Records in Europe and Japan.
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