The Boo Radleys to play ‘intimate’ acoustic gig at Action Records this April

Posted on - 21st March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Music, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
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The Boo Radleys will this April play a gig in Preston to promote their seventh album, ‘Keep On With Falling’.

The Boo Radleys have recently released the album’s closing track, ‘Alone Together’, the final cut to emerge from ‘Keep On With Falling’, released on Friday 11 March.

Founding members Simon ‘Sice’ Rowbottom, Tim Brown and Rob Cieka will take to the road with a run of six intimate live dates, beginning where the band’s story started, at Preston’s Action Records.

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Speaking about ‘Alone Together’, Tim Brown said: “It was written as an amalgam of those people who seemed to reach the pinnacle of success whilst in school.

“With no one person in mind, it is a song that details feelings of disappointment, of being let down, by someone who is emotionally stunted, self-centred but outwardly successful.

“Orchestration meets sequenced keyboards, accompanied by distorted guitars and a driving rhythm, and the song’s epitaph, ‘There’s only so much I can take’.”

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Action Records’ label released the band’s landmark debut, Ichabod and I, in 1990.

Alone Together continues their dichromatic expressions of melancholy spliced with the rainbow splashes of melody for which The Boo Radleys are renowned.

Sice’s vocals, untarnished by time, take words of bitter experience and the long shadows of failed friendship in the same familiar voice of hope.

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Having embraced a run of UK dates last autumn, each loaded with emotion as the Boos met fans again for the first time since 1997’s Reading Festival appearance, the band hit the road in April.

Famously signed to Creation Records through the 1990s, the quarter of a century between that label’s money-burning approaches to recording and marketing and the new age of independence has offered The Boo Radleys a state of freedom.

Democratic writing processes and the gift of home technology as powerful as any residential studio of the nineties has set the band on a new path, closer to the targets the trio had in mind.

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Before Alone Together, The Boo Radleys released the melancholic sing-along ‘You And Me’, ‘A Full Syringe And Memories Of You’, ‘I’ve Had Enough I’m Out’ and the title track, ‘Keep On With Falling’.

The Boo Radleys’ journey began with their first album, Ichabod and I.

The response saw Creation Records pick the band up, and ‘Everything’s Alright Forever’ was released to positive reviews in 1992 before Giant Steps cemented their position in the eyes of listeners and critics alike.

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The runaway hit, ‘Wake Up Boo!’, lifted from their UK Album Chart Number One album, Wake Up!, gave the band their moment in the spotlight, climbing towards the upper reaches of the UK Singles Chart at number 9 and soundtracking the springtime of that year.

Their 1996 follow up completed the set for The Boo Radleys before they split in 1999.

The full dates are as follows:

  • Saturday 16 April 2022: Preston, Action Records (acoustic)
  • Sunday 17 April 2022: Liverpool, The Cavern (in association with Phase One/Jacaranda)
  • Monday 18 April 2022: London, Pryzm (in association with Banquet)
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022: Cambridge, Portland Arms
  • Thursday 21 April 2022: Bedford, Esquires
  • Friday 22 April 2022: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

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