THE QUIREBOYS – Rock And Roll Icons Revel In Amazing Disgrace

On their essential new album, THE QUIREBOYS amazed themselves. “The new music has surpassed all of expectations” admitted long-term guitarist Guy Griffin. “It’s the most diverse album we’ve ever done” added fellow six-stringer Paul Guerin. And for a band celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2019 that’s saying something.

Amazing Disgrace is the sixth Quireboys‘ album in seven years but quality over quantity remains the mantra. Eleven typically frank and familiarly evocative rock and roll classics soundtrack a band at the peak of its creative powers. The new album will be released digital on April 5th and physical on April 19th via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

The brand new lyric video and single for ‘Seven Deadly Sins‘ is out now.

And the decision to lay down Amazing Grace at the world famous Rockfield Studios turned out to be an inspired decision as the weight of history created a unique pressure on a band determined to evolve.

Getting everyone together at one of the most iconic studios in the world has definitely given the new music a different vibe” said guitarist Guy Griffin. “Everyone was a lot more up for it because each band member felt so involved in the process“.

I was actually more apprehensive than usual going in to the studio. I didn’t know how things would turn out but the music we came out with was better than anyone could have expected“.

We’re at the point in our career where we don’t really give a shit what anyone else thinks! I don’t mean that in a negative way but we write songs that we can play with freedom within a live show“.

Paul says, “Amazing Disgrace is one of our most diverse records yet – I don’t think there’s anything we can’t do or that we wouldn’t try. The last few records have proved that.” Guerin conceded that treading in the revered footsteps of Freddie MercuryBrian May et all across the hallowed Rockfield turf was an unforgettable experience in its own right. Emerging from the studio with an album prepped to take on all-comers in 2019 was the icing on the cake.

You come out of the front door and on the right hand side you can see up to the window of the room where Freddie Mercury wrote Bohemian Rhapsody,” added Guerin. “Look up again and you can see the weather vane referenced in the song“.

If you’re of a certain vintage it’s just mind-blowing. I was like a kid in a sweetshop. And if you can’t draw inspiration from recording in that environment then you’re probably in the wrong job!

Guerin is clearly in the right job. And the job satisfaction will surely spike again when THE QUIREBOYS headline a special one-off show celebrating 35 years as self-styled rock and roll rebels.

Track Listing:

1. Original Black Eyed Son
2. Sinners Serenade
3. Seven Deadly Sins
4. Amazing Disgrace
5. Eve of the Summertime
6. California Blues
7. This is it
8. Feels like a long time
9. Slave #1
10. Dancing in Paris
11. Medusa My Girl

The album can be pre-ordered here: – If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you get the Seven Deadly Sins single as an instant download too.

Forthcoming gigs:

28/03 The Boiler Room, Guildford (Unplugged Sessions), UK
29/03 The Met Lounge, Peterborough (Unplugged Sessions), UK
30/03 The Tivoli, Buckley (Unplugged Sessions), UK
01/04 Rock City, Nottingham (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
02/04 The Globe, Cardiff (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
04/04 Warehouse 23, Wakefield (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
06/04 Corporation, Sheffield (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
07/04 O2 Ritz, Manchester (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
08/04 The Garage, Glasgow (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
09/04 KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (Co-Headline Tour w/ FM + VegaBad Touch), UK
11/04 Sala Upload, Barcelona, ES
14/04 Sala Even, Seville, ES
25/04 Masterclub Vigo, Galicia, ES
26/04 Teatro Juan Bravo, Segovia, ES
27/04 Sala Tunk, Irun, ES
14/05 Riverside, Newcastle (Unplugged Sessions), UK
15/05 Dreadnaught Rock, Bathgate (Unplugged Sessions), UK
16/05 Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (Unplugged Sessions), UK
17/05 Ironworks, Inverness (Unplugged Sessions), UK
18/05 Tunnels, Aberdeen (Unplugged Sessions), UK
30/05 Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden (Unplugged Sessions), UK

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!