Stereophonics Sun 9/22 7:00 pm
Stereophonics release their eagerly awaited new album 'Graffiti On A Train' on March 4th on their own Stylus Records label.
Kelly Jones has been in this London pub before. But that's probably not surprising seeing that Jones, and his band Stereophonics, have been nearly everywhere before.
In the past 15 years they've toured virtually all over the world, chalking up five UK Number One albums along the way. They've headlined Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and hung out with rock's glitterati from London to LA. But it was the decision to stop touring for a year that propelled them into their new album and an unforeseen change in the group's direction.
Following their Best Of compilation 'A Decade In the Sun' which sold over a million copies in 2008 and their last LP 'Keep Calm And Carry On', released in 2009, the group quit Universal Records, acquired a new rehearsal "den" in west London and breathed a sigh of relief.
"It was the first time we hadn't been on tour for 15 years," says Jones,
"and it was one of the best things we ever did. When you stop and let your mind open a bit, stuff just comes into it. I've been quite impatient in the past, but that's something I've discovered in the past two years: patience."
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