Stereophonics have returned with a new single ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ the first track to be unveiled from their forthcoming album ‘Oochya!’, which will be released on 4th March 2022 via Stylus Records (through Ignition Records Ltd).
Hanging On Your Hinges track is released as Stereophonics celebrate their 25th year as a unit.
Kelly Jones Reveals Hanging On Your Hinges Inspirations
Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones says: “‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff like Masters of Reality (and maybe some Iggy Pop too) and probably nods back to ‘Bartender & The Thief’.
“It’s the song on this album that says ‘Oochya!’ more than anything else, so it’s something we wanted the fans to hear first. Having done some really emotionally led and introspective songs on the last album (‘Kind’), we decided to come back with a bang this time, give the fans something to get a little loose to.
“The album title (‘Oochya!’) was always a saying me and the band used in the studio to mean “let’s have it”, a blast of energy and optimism and that’s what we wanted to get across with ‘…Hinges’.”
Stereophonics Tour Coincide with Oochya! Album Release
‘Oochya!’ follows Stereophonics’ previous album ‘Kind’, which went to Number One in the UK album charts in 2019, outselling nearest competitor Kanye West by over 10,000 copies. It became the band’s 7th UK Number One album in the process. The release of ‘Oochya!’ will also see the Welsh rockers return to the road for what’s sure to be another eagerly anticipated sold out UK arena tour. Kicking off at Manchester Arena on 18th March 2022, the 11 date tour reaches The O2 London on 1st April and culminates at the Birmingham Resorts World Arena on 2nd April.
Stereophonics also return to Wales for a very special show, ‘We’ll Keep A Welcome,’ on Saturday 18th December 2021, as they headline the Cardiff Principality Stadium with very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish And The Bottlemen. Having previously headlined the stadium in 2001 and 2003, the band return in 2021 for a special end of year celebration and a show that’s not to be missed.
Where to see Stereophonics Live in 2021 and 2022
- Sat 18 Dec Cardiff Principality Stadium (with very special guests Tom Jones + Catfish And The Bottlemen)
- Fri 18 Mar Manchester AO Arena
- Sun 20 Mar Aberdeen P&J Live
- Mon 21 Mar Glasgow The SSE Hydro
- Wed 23 Mar Leeds First Direct Arena
- Thu 24 Mar Newcastle Utilita Arena
- Sat 26 Mar Brighton Centre
- Sun 27 Mar Bournemouth IC
- Tue 29 Mar Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
- Wed 30 Mar Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
- Fri 01 Apr London The O2
- Sat 02 Apr Birmingham Resorts World Arena
- Tickets on sale Friday 10th September from 9:00am BST at https://stereophonics.com/tour/