Outsiders UK hit number 26 in the Independent British Blues Association January Charts
The Outsiders UK have returned after a 15 year hiatus with a barnstorming new album of original tunes. Blending classic rock, blues, country and much more with wry social commentary and northern wit, this certainly isn’t one to be missed.
“Formed way back in 1983, this re-formation of the Lancashire rhythm and blues band sees them releasing their first material since 1998 and still hanging on to three original members. Their well-produced ten-track album is a fair reflection of such live blues played then and played now. Big guitar tracks and power vocals are at the heart of ‘River Blindness’, ‘Hurricane Sister’ and across the album. Deliberately aiming at the retro sound of their origins makes it all a nice fit for those who know the band and have a need to retain such fond and sometimes pink-clouded memories. Sharing a name with a number of other bands doesn’t always sit well in the search function of our digital age (find them via their label or Facebook), but they can most definitely be found on the live circuit either as the main attraction or supporting the likes of Chantel McGregor and Dr. Feelgood. Curiosity will also be a part of the attraction if only to find out about the missing apostrophe in the album’s title, or the affecting sleeve artwork that mixes winos with exotic nudes and ginger cats.”
– Gareth Hayes, R2 Magazine September 2016
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