Friday, 12 August 2011

Big Country's first new single in 12 years! 'Another Country'


On August 29th 2011, legendary Scottish rock band Big Country will release ‘Another Country’, the band’s first new single in twelve years

It will also be the first Big Country single to feature new lead singer Mike Peters (and also Jamie Watson who joins father Bruce Waton on guitars)

‘Another Country’ is the result of a successful comeback for Big Country, which has seen the band complete two sold-out UK tours as well as high profile festival appearances such as T in The Park and the Isle of Wight Festival amongst others.

Mike Peters (who is also the lead singer for The Alarm) has been both accepted and embraced by Big Country’s fans and the music critics alike since being asked to sing for Big Country. The band's original vocalist Stuart Adamson tragically died in December 2001.

Mike says “Due to the success of the tours and festival appearances, the band have decided to continue and have already started planning for a new album and a
30th anniversary tour in the New Year

'Another Country' has been produced by Steve Lillywhite, who produced Big Country's finest work from the 80s, including their first and second albums The Crossing & Steeltown. Steve was delighted to be reunited with the band to produce ‘Another Country’, which was recorded at the famous RAK Studios
in London. Steve remarked, "When I heard the demo of ’Another Country’ I was immediately impressed. It was great to work with Big Country again, a band whom I last worked with in the 80s when producing on one of my favourite albums, 'The Crossing’. I am looking forward to working with them once again on their new album.”

Big Country bassist Tony Butler said, "To have the opportunity to release our first single in over 12 years, considering what we been through, is amazing. To work with Steve Lillywhite again was tremendous. There is something really exciting about entering the world of singles again.

Guitarist Bruce Watson comments, "We can finally look forward to completing unfinished business from the past, particularly internationally, and look to a creative and active future".

Ahead of the band’s forthcoming appearance at this year’s V Festival on the 20th & 21st August, Big Country will be playing warm-up dates at
Central Station in Wrexham on Thursday 18th August and the Engine Shed in Lincoln on Friday 19th August.

"These will be places we have never played before, giving us the chance to work in new songs in the more intimate type of venues, as well as playing all the hits.”,
says drummer Mark Brzezicki.

All great news indeed for Big Country fans old and new, many of whom have raced to pre-order the single on Amazon. The single is available on CD and as a download.

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Marilyn Michaels

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