The eagerly anticipated new Saints album ‘King of the Sun’, released through Highway 125, comes out September 24. The album features 11 brand-new Bailey compositions recorded at Trackdown Studio, Sydney, and includes a bonus disc ‘Songs from the Stash’, a selection of classic Saints material.
Having spent the last year and a half playing truant – as the rhythm section in a French band – Bailey and drummer, Peter Wilkinson, dust off their halos and re-focus on The Saints. ‘King of the Sun’ was recorded at the world-famous Trackdown Studio, engineered by Sean Carey and produced by Fortunato Luchresi.
“The Saints have always been my main passion, despite my promiscuity and desire for musical experiment I feel that The Saints are an unfinished musical journey. This album is one step closer on this road.” says Chris Bailey
The tracks are subtle metaphors, disguised in nostalgia or cherishment of a time gone by; they capture the difficulties and the despair of our times.
The Saints continue to entertain crowds far and wide, throughout Europe and the USA; they’ve recorded and performed in the UK, the USA, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and a myriad other locations. Recently, Bailey performed at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of a special recording for Judy Collins’ PBS TV Special.
Over the years the band have released 15 studio albums, 17 singles, 6 EPs, 2 live albums and 10 compilation albums, not to mention Bailey’s solo output and collaborations with other artists.
And they have done a shitload more but this is just PR, listen to the music….
This festive season kicks off with The Saints 2012 Australian tour, this November through to December, with the following members
Chris Bailey vocals, bass, Peter Wilkinson drums, Sean Carey (ex-Thirsty Merc) guitarist, Andy Judd (The Reverend) piano, keyboard, Danny Carmichael trombone & Simon Ferenci trumpet
Catch The Saints at one of the following shows:
Friday 23rd November at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets on sale Monday 3 September, 9AM - www.cornerhotel.com and Box Office 03 9427 9198
Friday 30th November at Fly by Night, Perth WA
Tickets on sale Friday 7 September, 9AM - www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Saturday 8th December at Homebake, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale now - www.homebake.com.au
For more info go to: www.highway125.com/the-showroom/the-saints
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