Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The long awaited return of Dexys (Midnight Runners)

Kevin Rowland and Dexys have announced the US release of their new album, One Day I'm Going To Soar, in September via Slimstyle Records. Featuring the new sleek and shortened name (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners), this is their first release in almost three decades.

"I think I was in some ways a prisoner of my past," say Rowland. "I didn't just want to put out any old album, just for the sake of making an album. It had to be right." Dexys Midnight Runners, who originally formed in 1978, began gaining popularity with their single "Geno" off their debut album Searching For The Young Soul Rebels in 1980.

They later became an international phenomenon with the 1982 release of Too-Rye-Ay, which featured the #1 international classic "Come On Eileen." With two additional Dexys albums, two solo albums and a series of successful UK tours, Rowland & Co. are opening the curtain to the second act of their career in grand style.

Initially released in the UK, the new album has received rave reviews there. The album was helmed by co-producers Mick Talbot (Dexys, Style Council) and Pete Schweir and made BBC Music's Top 25 Albums of 2012. The album's first single is "Incapable of Love," while "Lost" was co-written with Blur's Alex James.

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