With the clock ticking down to the release of their first album in almost a quarter of a century, The Boo Radleys flick to the last page of their new chapter by releasing their long-awaited, full length release’s closing track, Alone Together. Riven with regret and programmed rhythms, the track is the final cut to emerge from Keep On With Falling prior to it’s release on Fri 11 March 2022.
Celebrating the landmark and a new life together as The Boo Radleys, founding Boos, Simon ‘Sice’ Rowbottom, Tim Brown and Rob Cieka take to the road in April with a run of six, intimate live dates, beginning where the band’s story started, at Preston’s legendary Action Records. The shop’s label released the band’s landmark debut, Ichabod and I back in 1990.
Alone Together continues the band’s dichromatic expressions of melancholy spliced with rainbow splashes of melody The Boo Radleys are renowned for. Sice’s vocal, untarnished by time, takes words of bitter experience and the long shadows of failed friendship in the same, familiar voice of unending hope.
Multi-instrumentalist songwriter, Tim Brown, says of the song: “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 songs epitaph: ‘There’s only so much I can take.’”
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 return to the road in April. Combining full band shows with small instore sets and meet-and-greets, the full run of dates are as follows:
- Sat 16 April 2022: Preston, Action Records (acoustic)
- Sun 17 April 2022: Liverpool, The Cavern (in association with Phase One/Jacaranda)
- Mon 18 April 2022: London, Pryzm (in association with Banquet)
- Wed 20 April 2022: Cambridge, Portland Arms
- Thu 21 April 2022: Bedford, Esquires
- Fri 22 April 2022: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Tickets for all dates are on-sale now with links available at https://www.thebooradleys.com/