The Quireboys have announced details of their new album 'Twisted Love'. Set to be preceded by the 'Twisted Love E.P.' on 19th August, the long player will be released on 2nd September.
Produced by The Quireboys and Martin Ekelund, the new full length album lays bare a collective desire to win the hearts and minds of long-time fans and secret admirers alike. It’s the sound of six musicians bound by the past and excited by the future. Unashamedly loud and justifiably proud, 'Twisted Love' celebrates a legacy and adds to a legend.
Speaking about the album, lead singer Spike says; “There are no ballads this time. I approached the songwriting from a different angle and it felt good. There’s a lot of passion there.” A bullish reworking of crowd favourite 'Gracie B' reinforces this point. More akin to the thumping live version beloved of fans far and wide, it’s dominated by the driving guitars of Paul Guerin and fellow six-stringer Guy Griffin.
Released as the lead off single, the title track sees Griffin, Guerin and front-man Spike join forces to deliver one of the darkest Quireboys anthems to date. Featuring the sultry backing vocals of blues-rock chanteuse Lynne Jackamann, it’s a song that shimmers from start to finish.
'Twisted Love' was once again recorded in the Swedish town of Klippan, providing the perfect bolt hole for following up 2015’s critically acclaimed 'St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul'. “We locked ourselves away again and worked our arses off,” says Guerin: “We perform well under pressure. And I have to give immense credit to Spike – the lyrics on 'Twisted Love' are some of his best ever.”
Completed by keyboardist Keith Weir, bassist Nick Mailing and drummer Dave McCluskey, The Quireboys continue to tour extensively and write records that will stand the test of time. “We used to worry about what everyone else used to say,” said Griffin: “Now we don’t waste time on those people who still don’t get what we’re all about. Our time is too precious and its time to be positive.”
'Twisted Love' is released via Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 2nd September 2016.