Canadian rockers DANKO JONES have unveiled a new single and dates ahead of their new album release.
'Guess Who's Back' is taken from the Toronto trio's eleventh album Electric Sounds, which is out on 15 September through AFM records.
“Not working for two years really felt like touring rock bands were being put out to pasture,” says frontman Danko. “But I guess that only made us try harder. We were still able to record and release an album during the pandemic (Power Trio, 2021). We toured as soon as we were allowed. Now that Electric Sounds is getting released, it doesn’t feel like we missed a beat. During the pandemic, we moved away from each other. JC lives in Finland and Rich lives in Prince Edward Island. So the writing for this band has changed. We used to bash out ideas in our rehearsal place, day after day, but it’s more about sending files back and forth now. However, last summer, while on tour, we did manage to jam out ideas in a rehearsal room in Berlin for a few days. Out of those jams came the nubs for five songs...
“I’d like to think Electric Sounds falls in line with all our previous albums" he continues. “Over the years, we’ve carved out a sound and we’re sticking to it. But if you were to zoom in and compare it to other albums, I’d like to think it’s a bit faster than our other albums. Initially, I wanted all the songs to sound like our song, 'Cadillac' - plodding, mid-tempo, heavy, and to the point. Our songs are usually about rocking, wanting to rock, enjoying life while rocking, and sometimes I’ll sing about a woman. You can expect zero surprises!”
Electric Sounds is available to re-order here.
The band have announced a European tour for November and December with US punks RADKEY, including an appearance at Wales' Planet Rockstock and a London show at The Garage. Full dates are...
14 Nov - Helsinki (FI) – Tavastia*
16 Nov - Zwolle (NL) – Hedon
17 Nov - Luxembourg (LU) – Den Altier
18 Nov - Leuven (BE) – Het Depot
21 Nov - Copenhagen (DK) – Pumpehuset
22 Nov - Oslo (NO) – Rockefeller
24 Nov - Stockholm (SE) – Debaser
25 Nov - Malmö (SE) – KB
27 Nov - Arnhem (NL) – Luxor Live
28 Nov - Cologne (DE) – Essigfabrik
29 Nov - Berlin (DE) – Festsaal Kreuzberg
1 Dec - Aschaffenburg (DE) – Colos-Saal
2 Dec - Leipzig (DE) – Täubchenthal
3 Dec - Porthcawl, Trecco Bay (UK) – Planet Rockstock
5 Dec - Lindau (DE) – Club Vaudeville
6 Dec - Zurich (NL) – Dynamo
7 Dec - Milano (IT) – Legend Club
9 Dec - Paris (FR) – Backstage by The Mill
10 Dec - Bergen op Zoom (NL) – Gebouw T
12 Dec - Bristol (UK) – Thekla
13 Dec - Glasgow (UK) – King Tuts
14 Dec - Nottingham (UK) – Rescure Rooms
15 Dec - Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
16 Dec - London (UK) – Garage
* (no Radkey)
Tickets go on sale here on Friday 21 April at 10 am.
Pic by Daniel Berbig