Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sound
Coming twenty years after they first broke through with their debutåÊWord Gets Around, Stereophonics release their new albumåÊScream Above The SoundsåÊunder a new deal with Parlophone. Their tenth studio album,åÊScream Above The SoundsåÊfollowsåÊKeep The Village AliveåÊwhich went straight to number 1 when it was released in 2015 ‰ÛÒ their sixth chart-topper afteråÊPerformance and CocktailsåÊ(1999),åÊJust Enough Education To PerformåÊ(2001)åÊYou Gotta Go There To Come BackåÊ(2003),åÊLanguage. Sex. Violence. Other?åÊ(2005) andåÊPull The PinåÊ(2007). IfåÊCaught By The WindåÊcaptures Stereophonics at their most immediate, the first singleåÊAll In One NightåÊrepresents their affection for the melancholy. Set to a consistent mid-paced rhythm which evokes a nocturnal motorway drive, it finds the narrator‰۪s life taking a dramatic turn as night brightens to day.åÊScream Above The SoundsåÊwas primarily recorded in the band‰۪s HQ in west London with a further session at RAK Studios alongside a few elements which remained from theåÊKeep The Village AliveåÊsessions at ICP Studios in Brussels. The band‰۪s relative newcomers, Adam Zindani (guitar) and Jamie Morrison (drums), along with live keyboardist Tony Kirkham, are also an integral part of the Stereophonics in 2017. Created with the help of regular collaborator Jim Lowe, it‰۪s an album in which creative sonic touches add to the band‰۪s emphasis on songwriting and melody.