The Waterboys have launched their first track, ‘If The Answer Is Yeah!’, from their forthcoming studio double album ‘Out Of All This Blue’ – and it’s available to listen to now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
‘Out Of All This Blue’ is The Waterboys’ most exploratory recording yet, comprising 23 songs with Mike Scott’s trademark sharp lyrics set to pop music with echoes of classic R&B, country, soul and funk and underpinned by modern hiphop production values and rhythms. String & brass sections were arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard of The Spacebomb Collective.
Scott says of the record: “Out Of All This Blue is 2/3 love and romance, 1/3 stories and observations. I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a double album, and lucky for me – and I hope the listener – the songs just kept coming, and in pop colours.”
Produced by Scott and recorded in Dublin and Tokyo, ‘Out Of All This Blue’ – the band’s first release with BMG Records – will be available on Double CD and Double Vinyl, plus Deluxe Triple CD (including Bonus Tracks) and Deluxe Triple Vinyl (including Bonus Tracks) and Digital on September 8.
Additionally, The Waterboys will tour the UK from October in support of ‘Out Of All This Blue’, taking in cities such as London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
The Waterboys, who originally formed in Edinburgh in 1993, are Mike Scott, Steve Wickham, Ralph Salmins and Paul Brown.
UK Tour Dates:
October 18th – Bristol Colston Hall
October 19th – Birmingham Symphony Hall
October 21st – London Palladium
October 22nd – Manchester Opera House
October 23rd – Gateshead The Sage
October 24th – Glasgow SEC Armadillo
October 26th – Dublin 3Arena