They’ve just released brand-new album Dark Matters – and now they’re finally back on the road with their tour, including a date at Brighton Dome on 17th February.
The first single from the album, ‘And If You Should See Dave…’, is a tribute to their very-much-missed keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who tragically passed a year ago, and who features on many of the tracks recorded for the album.
JJ Burnel said:
“A year ago, on May 3rd my great friend and colleague of 45 years, Dave Greenfield, passed away, another victim of the pandemic.”
“We had already recorded most of the album with him and during the lockdowns our only wish was to complete it as a fitting tribute to his life and work. I consider this to be one of our finest recordings.”
The remaining band members JJ Burnel and Baz Warne went on to complete “Dark Matters” remotely during the lockdowns, and are set to release it as their first album since 2012 – finally adding track ‘And If You Should See Dave…’ – an uplifting dose of sixties sunshine-drenched rock.
Featuring on 8 of the 11 tracks, which were made over a period of two years at the band’s studios down in Somerset, and in Southern France, produced by long-time collaborator Louie Nicastro, Greenfield was a member of The Stranglers for 45 years and will be greatly missed.
Don’t miss the band on tour this coming year, get in to bag your tickets ASAP!