2012 sees the long-awaited release of ‘The Hipsters’, the first studio album for eleven years by multi-platinum selling band Deacon Blue and marks the bands 25th Anniversary since their debut album ‘Raintown’ was released.
Deacon Blue were never hipsters but with six million album sales, 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums to their credit, they have been very successful and have always been adored by their fans.
Their inspirational brand of soulful Scottish pop remains an enduring tonic for the troops. Indeed, when Wayne Rooney tweeted his Spotify playlist before England’s vital group match against Ukraine in Euro 2012, his No.1 song was Real Gone Kid, still one of the Glasgow group’s best-loved hits. But hip? Cool? One of the bands that you’d find hanging out with the fashionistas? That was never Deacon Blue.
So, ‘The Hipsters’ is a decidedly ironic title for the group’s first studio album since Homesick in 2001. For beneath that faintly sardonic veneer is a collection of finely-tuned songs which finds Ricky Ross reflecting on the long-distance life and times of his group with a deep, thoughtful passion. Eg White (Adele, Will Young, Duffy, James Morrison, Joss Stone) contributes on ‘Turn’.
‘The Hipsters’ will be preceded by the title track, as the lead-off single, with its brilliant accompanying promo-video.
Promotional video for the lead single – ‘The Hipsters’ – to be aired w/c 13/08 on the relaunched Deacon Blue website www.deaconblue.com
The band will be undertaking a nationwide promotional campaign and will be on a 15-date tour from 4th-22nd October, with two additional concerts in Scotland in December.
With its great melodies, rich vocals, lush orchestrations and heartfelt lyrics, ‘The Hipsters’ is undeniably classic Deacon Blue.