Swing Out Sister - The Stunning New Album
Swing Out Sister release their ninth studio album in the UK on Monday 8th September. The new album is entitled Beautiful Mess and features the single Something Every Day, to be released as a digital download single on September 1st.
The band's ninth studio album, evokes a more intimate, jazzy sound. Corinne Drewery's voice has a more mature timbre, supported by Andy Connell's unusually restrained, rhythm-heavy backdrop, yet still interwoven with their signature string and vocal arrangements featuring Gina Foster. The latter also collaborated on the writing of three songs, Something Every Day, Butterfly and My State of Mind.
Swing Out Sister celebrate the eclectic cultural mix of the UK's constantly changing music scene, with a sound that owes as much to hip-hop and jazz fusion as sixties pop and soul, with its well crafted arrangements and a hint of electro along the way. A Beautiful Mess, indeed.
A chance meeting at Manchester's now legendary Hacienda club brought Andy Connell and Corinne Drewery together.
Andy had proved his musical capabilities with Factory Records' A Certain Ratio, while Corinne, after graduating from St. Martin's School of Art in London, found her musical interests had eclipsed her fashion career. Along with ex-Magazine drummer Martin Jackson they combined their diverse influences to produce a series of demos which attracted the attention of several major labels, including Phonogram, who eventually signed the band.
Once Swing Out Sister was formed in 1985, a long-term working relationship with producer Paul Staveley O'Duffy was established, which was to define the future sound of the group. Their unique blend of cinematic jazz pop earned them several chart singles, including Breakout, a UK No.4 Hit, Surrender and Twilight World, resulting in their 1987 debut album, It's Better To Travel hitting the number one spot in the UK album charts. Success followed throughout Europe, America and the Far East.
In 1988, Swing Out Sister were nominated for two Grammy Awards including 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group or Duo' for Breakout.
Eight studio albums, two live albums and over a decade of live shows have gained Swing Out Sister international success, along with themes and scores for television and Andy's composition for short films.
After sell-out dates of Japan, the USA and the UK in 2005, Andy and Corinne returned to their East London studio to write and record their next album.
In March 2008, the band first released the Beautiful Mess album in Asia, and completed a successful tour of Japan and the Philippines that culminated in a sell-out concert at the Areneta Coliseum stadium Manila. Now, Swing Out Sister is gearing up for the highly anticipated UK and European release of Beautiful Mess.
Swing Out Sister: Discography:
It's Better to Travel (1987)
Kaleidoscope World (1989)
Get in Touch With Yourself (1992)
Live at the Jazz Cafe (1993)
The Living Return (1994)
Shapes and Patterns (1997)
Filth and Dreams (1999)
Somewhere Deep in the Night (2001)
Where Our Love Grows (2004)
Live in Tokyo (2005)
Beautiful Mess (2008)
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