The Waterboys share first track from new album, Modern Blues

Launch concerts in Feb 2015 announced...

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The Waterboys have announced details of their new album, Modern Blues.


The album is to be released on Harlequin And Clown, via Kobalt Label Services on January 19, 2015. It was recorded in Nashville and produced by Waterboys leader Mike Scott and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Modern Blues features Ralph Salmins, a mainstay on drums for the past four years, alongside Scott and regular Waterboy Steve Wickham, as well as Memphis keyboard player “Brother” Paul Brown and Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood.

Modern Blues will be released on CD and also double vinyl. The vinyl features an extra track, an acoustic demo of “Long Strange Golden Road”. The album can be pre-ordered here.


The tracklisting for Modern Blues is:

Destinies Entwined

November Tale

Still A Freak

I Can See Elvis

The Girl Who Slept For Scotland

Rosalind (You Married The Wrong Girl)

Beautiful Now

Nearest Thing To Hip

Long Strange Golden Road

The band have previewed a track from the album, “Destinies Entwined“, which you can hear below.

Meanwhile, the band have announced they will launch the album with two concerts:

Mon Feb 2, 2015: Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

Tues Feb 3, 2015: London Roundhouse

Tickets for these shows go on on sale Friday, October 10.


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