During an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, leader of the group Kelly Jones said” It’s very surreal, you know, I was brought up with two older brothers and they used to play stuff like Creedence and Neil Young and Dylan all the time when I was a kid. So when I heard him namecheck us I was very kind of nervous if it was true, and then very, very flattered.” He also added “Because I’ve spent a long time trying to writing lyrics that mean something to myself, and that hopefully, other people can then relate to. So to have something like that come from a guy who’s kind of the Shakespeare of music? It’s very… it’s a jab in the arm for sure. It’s encouraging, you know?”
Stereophonics 10th album, “Screams Above Sounds” is due for realease on 27th October, following their last record from 2015 “Keep The Village Alive”
Jones also spoke to NME magazine about the upcoming release and what to expect from it. Speaking of the album musically, Jones said “The last few records and this one are quite varied, they’ve just been a series of work we’ve been doing since we’ve had our own little place to work and record. We’ve been making a lot of music over there and the albums are more like collections of work that we’ve recorded rather than going into the studio to make albums. We’re just recording, taking the best ones and working as a group really.” He also added to the point that “It’s a pretty big sounding record, as in it’s pretty anthemic. The last album we released on our own label but we just signed a deal with Parlophone. It’s always good to work with new people on different projects. They came down to listen to the new album and they were really into it. It’s got a lot of different sounds, it’s a very contemporary-sounding record. It sounds like us doing whatever it is we do in our 20th year. I dunno, there are ten songs on the album and they all sound different from each other, it’s just exciting to bring out some new music and play some new music.”
“Screams Above Sounds” is available for pre-order and part of exclusive bundles here.