The Blackout announce new album with video for ‘Start The Party’

By September 17, 2012 October 9th, 2016 News, World

The Blackout have announced their new album ‘Start The Party’ due out January 21, 2013.


“Music can be a great form of escapism and we tried to fully encapsulate that with this record,” says vocalist Gavin Butler. “There’s a lot of bands out there at the moment that do deal with this depression and the sh** state of the world, but that’s just not us. We wanted to write about enjoying yourself and not worrying about things. Take a half hour out of your life, switch off and hear something fun!”

Recorded in the heart of the West Country at The Distillery Studios with former A vocalist and long-time collaborator Jason Perry behind the desk, Start The Party sees the boys embracing everything that they – and their fans – love the most. “It’s about positivity, moving on and getting on with life,” says co-vocalist Sean Smith.

The tracklisting is below:

1 – ‘Start The Party’

2 – ‘Radio’

3 – ‘We Live On’

4 – ‘Let Me Go’

5 – ‘Take Away The Misery’

6 – ‘Keep Singing’

7 – ‘Running Scared’

8 – ‘You’

9 – ‘Free Yourself’

10 –  ‘Sleep When You’re Dead’

11 – ‘Throw It All Away’

There are a number of different formats that the record will be in. There’s a standard CD available physical and digital. There’s also going to be a deluxe physical edition plus a bonus DVD tracking recording, writing, live performances at Reading and Leeds and the band at home in Merthyr. Oh yeah, and there’s a iTunes version which has the standard album plus three bonus covers:

1 – ‘Boom! Shake The Room’ (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)

2 – ‘Super Freak’ (Rick James)

3 – ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ (LMFAO)

“This album captures our real personality,” says Sean. “That laryiness, the yobbish, laddish, loud, shouting happy gang that’s all about doing what we want and having a good time. We’re like the Beastie Boys meets Andrew W.K. meets Dirty Sanchez.”

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