THE PROCLAIMERS announce new album ‘Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’

THE PROCLAIMERS – ‘Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’

Released April 24 on Cooking Vinyl

My favourite band of all time. They write the most spectacular songs, big hearted, uncynical passionate songs.’ David Tennant

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Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge successes across the globe and on April 24th this year release their 10th studio album ‘Let’s Hear It For The Dogs’ (Cooking Vinyl).

They completed their last 2 year-long world tour late in 2013 in spectacular fashion as the first Scottish band to play at the new Hydro Arena in Glasgow. They then took 2014 off to focus on writing before heading to the studio in December.

The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and produced by Dave Eringa (The Who, Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey, The Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild). 2014 saw Dave produce and mix the new single for The Who called ‘Be Lucky’ and enjoy great UK and international success with Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey’s album ‘Going Back Home’.

Craig Reid “It was a joy working with Dave, he understood what the songs were about and let the band describe them. Also one of the funniest people we’ve ever met.”

Charlie Reid “We had loved the work he’d done with the Manics and thought the Johnson & Daltrey record brilliantly produced. The recording was a great experience; everything went more smoothly than any other we’ve made. It was great to be back at Rockfield. The band all played beautifully and we’re really proud of the album and hope that people enjoy it too.”

Dave Eringa “I knew when I produced The Proclaimers that the songs would be great but even then I was shocked by the sheer quality both lyrically & musically of the material & the breadth of styles they covered. The band were amazing from beginning to end & I can honestly say it was the easiest path to an astounding result that I’ve ever been lucky enough to tread!”

The Proclaimers have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old. In the process they have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Following on from the theatre success of the musical drama featuring songs by The Proclaimers, ‘Sunshine On Leith’, the movie version was a hugely popular release in 2013, spending a month in the Top Ten and generating over £4.8 million at the UK box office, the fifth highest grossing independent release of the year.

Tracklisting:

1) You Built Me Up (2.25)

2) Be With Me (2.52)

3) In My Home (3.21)

4) Tuesday Afternoon (3.10)

5) Then Again (2.07)

6) What School? (3.14)

7) If I’m Still Around (3.23)

8) The Other Side (2.26)

9) Forever Young (2.54)

10) Ten Tiny Fingers (3.08)

11) Through Him (2.51)

12) Rainbows & Happy Regrets (3.26)

13) Moral Compass (2.50)

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THE PROCLAIMERS ANNOUNCE FURTHER UK & IRELAND DECEMBER GIGS

THE PROCLAIMERS ANNOUNCE FURTHER UK & IRELAND DECEMBER GIGS

Following their six week UK tour in October and November, The Proclaimers are delighted to add further dates for December.

All UK and Ireland tickets go on sale on Friday 31st August at www.artistticket.com/link/?s=the+proclaimerswww.ticketmaster.co.uk and venue info as per below.

Dec 6th Aberystwyth University Arts Centre

www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Dec 7th Buckley Tivoli

www.tivolivenue.com/tickets.htm

Dec 8th Blackburn King Georges Hall Windsor Suite

www.kinggeorgeshall.com
Dec 15th Belfast Limelight

www.limelightbelfast.com

Dec 16th Dublin Olympia
www.olympia.ie

Dec 19th Kilmarnock The Grand Hall
01563 554 900
Dec 20th Dundee The Caird Hall
01382 434940
Dec 21st Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre
01383 740 384

September

S 8 Carfest North, Cholmondeley Castle (Cheshire) SOLD OUT

F 21 to S 23 Singapore, Grand Prix

T 29 Muscat Intercontinental

F 28 Dubai Irish Village

October

T 16 Kings Lynn Corn Exchange

W 17 St Albans Arena SOLD OUT

T 18 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn SOLD OUT

S 20 Preston Charter Theatre SOLD OUT

S 21 Liverpool Philharmonic

M 22 York Opera House

W 24 Bristol Academy

T 25 London SBE

F 26 Salisbury City Hall

S 28 Guildford G Live

M 29 Salford Lowry

T 30 Leicester Du Montfort

November

T 01 Oxford Academy

F 02 Canterbury Marlowe SOLD OUT

S 03 Coventry WAC

M 05 Ipswich Corn Exchange

T 06 Birmingham Town Hall

W 07 Chesterfield Winding Wheel SOLD OUT

F 09 Newcastle City Hall

S 10 Bradford SGH

S 11 Carlisle Sands centre

W 14 Glasgow Carling Academy

T 15 Glasgow Carling Academy SOLD OUT

S 17 Aberdeen Exhibition Centre

M 19 Inverness Eden Court SOLD OUT

T 20 Perth Concert Hall SOLD OUT

T 22 Edinburgh Playhouse SOLD OUT

F 23 Edinburgh Playhouse SOLD OUT

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MATT LUCAS MAKES HIS DEBUT AS A DIRECTOR WITH THE VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE BY THE PROCLAIMERS ‘SPINNING AROUND IN THE AIR’.

MATT LUCAS MAKES HIS DEBUT AS A DIRECTOR WITH THE VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE BY THE PROCLAIMERS ‘SPINNING AROUND IN THE AIR’.

‘Spinning Around In The Air’ is released and available for download from Monday 30th April. Taken from the album ‘Like Comedy’ released by Cooking Vinyl on Monday 7th May. (May 4th in Ireland)

Matt Lucas is a huge fan of The Proclaimers and as well as writing the script for the video he makes his director’s debut behind the camera whilst also popping up in a cameo role as the story unfolds.

The video is a satire on a Golden Wedding party set in a Glaswegian bungalow. Proclaimers fans might be a bit surprised by their look, though, as the Reid brothers have been cast by the director to dress up as old ladies.

Charlie said of the requirement imposed on him: “Matt said it was going to be liberating, and I think liberating is an understatement.” Matt described his directorial debut as: “It’s my first, it might be my last as well. I had this idea to do this 50th anniversary party and shoot it as though it’s shot on home video; and there’s a punch going around this party that gets all these respectful senior citizens disgracefully drunk and uninhibited.”

Of the brothers’ costumes, Matt added: “They could turn a man. They’ve turned me straight. I think it’s the start of something new, a new chapter in the lives of one of Britain’s top female duos!”

The Proclaimers describe ‘Spinning Around In The Air’ as “A song about words and how they can change meaning and how you can exaggerate. It’s kind of a bit of a nonsense lyrics but it is as they used to say it’s a catchy song.”

Craig commented, “ It was a unique experience. Matt has great ideas and I think the video really compliments the song.” Charlie said, “We had a great time doing the video. Matt was a brilliant director and kept everything focussed and hilarious alongside a great cast and crew.”

The Proclaimers make several UK festival appearances over the summer followed by a six week UK tour in October and November.
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