The Quireboys have confirmed that brand new album White Trash Blues will be released on September 5 featuring a raft of reworked classics.
“It’s never been black and white where The Quireboys are concerned,” said frontman Spike. “There have always been shades of the blues. And now we’ve got the perfect chance to put a new twist on some old classics.”
As revealed by HRH Mag last month, the Quireboys were inspired to record White Trash Blues after agreeing to play a blues-based set at this month’s Ramblin’ Man Fair.
“The album came together very organically but they are songs everyone has played at different times over the years and they feel like they’re part of our history,” said guitarist Paul Guerin.
“There are a few leftfield choices and we love that but it’s always great to give the classics a go. We’re naturally suited to playing the blues but let’s be honest – once Spike starts singing they all sound like they could be Quireboys songs. And they can be!”
Hot on the heels of 2016’s bullish Twisted Love, the new record throws the spotlight on a different side of the Quireboys.
But keyboard player and self-confessed blues aficionado Keith Weir added: “We didn’t just want to do carbon copies of these great old songs but at the same time we wanted to pay due respect to the people behind the songs. I think we’ve managed to strike the right balance.”
As a taster for White Trash Blues the band will release the three-track Leaving Trunk EP digitally on August 1. The title track is backed by covers of Champagne And Reefer and Rollin And Tumblin.
“All of the guys are great musicians and as a band we can play anything,” said guitarist Guy Griffin. “I suppose the trick was giving these blues classics a unique twist and that’s what we’ve tried to do.”
The full tracklisting for White Trash Blues is as follows:
Cross Eyed Cat
I Wish You Would
Take Out Some Insurance
Shame Shame Shame
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
I’m A King Bee
Walking The Dog
Band image by Tom Gold