Listen: Richard Jones from Stereophonics on GTFM

Written by on 4th March 2022

Cynon Valley rockers Stereophonics return with their twelfth studio album ‘Oochya’.

From the explosive album opener ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’, followed by ‘Forever’, shining with retrospective and escapist lyrics “wish I could fly away forever, wish I could take the pain from you and release you”. ‘When You See It’ has glistening melodies with an open-chord distorted guitar while ‘Do Ya Feel My Love?’ stands out as a stadium-ready anthem; a cocktail of ferocious swagger and gritty tones. Nostalgic and intimate moments feature on ‘Close Enough To Drive Home’, and a piano-led ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ reinforced by an orchestral mix of strings, contrasts with an up tempo AC/DC-esque vibe of ‘Running Round My Brain’ and the country-classic rock ambience of ‘Seen That Look Before’. 

Listen back to Richard Jones from the Stererphonics speaking exclusively to Gavin below.

The release of ‘Oochya!’ will also see Stereophonics, one of Britain’s best live bands return to the road for an eagerly anticipated UK Arena tour. Kicking off at Manchester Arena on 18th March 2022, the 11 date tour reaches The O2 Londons World Arena on 2nd April. Stereophonics will then headline 2 massive dates at Cardiff’s 60,000 capacity Principality Stadium along with a host of festival dates this summer including Kendal Calling, Y Not and Victorious Festivals, plus a date with Pearl Jam as part of London’s BST Hyde Park on 9th July.

Oochya!’ Tracklisting

1. Hanging On Your Hinges

2. Forever3. When You See it4. Do Ya Feel My Love? 

5. Right Place Right Time6. Close Enough To Drive Home

7. Leave The Light On8. Running Round My Brain9. Every Dog Has Its Day10. You’re My Soul11. All I Have Is You12. Made A Mess Of Me13. Seen That Look Before14. Don’t Know What Ya Got

15. Jack In A Box 

All songs written by Kelly Jones. ‘Oochya!’ was produced by Kelly Jones with Jim Lowe and George Drakoulias and recorded at The Distillery, Wiltshire. 

Ooycha!’ UK Arena Tour dates: 2022 

Fri 18 March Manchester AO ArenaSun 20 March  Aberdeen P&J LiveMon 21 March Glasgow OVO HydroWed 23 March Leeds First Direct ArenaThu 24 March Newcastle Utilita ArenaSat 26 March Brighton CentreSun 27 March Bournemouth ICTue 29 March Liverpool M&S Bank ArenaWed 30 March Nottingham Motorpoint ArenaFri 01 April London The O2Sat 02 April Birmingham Resorts World Arena Fri 17 June  Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UKSat 18 June Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK

Tickets on sale now at https://stereophonics.com/tour/

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