After three consecutive top five albums, 750,000 sales and three sold-out headline tours, The Overtones are back with a whole new album of classic sounds being rebooted for contemporary audiences, in a record titled 'Sweet Soul Music'.

Recorded at Sarm Studios with Julian Hinton on production, the album is a tribute to doo-wop and soul pioneers including Marvin Gaye and Al Green - artists that the group grew up listening to and who have influenced their own careers.

“They’re all classic songs which ruled the airwaves,” says Timmy Matley. “It’s been a real pleasure to take on these big songs, we’ve stretched our voices - our vocal abilities, our harmonies, our whole approach and moved into a different gear.”

“Apart from making you dance, soul music really does hit you in the heart,” adds Lachie Chapman. “There’s also often such a beautiful sentiment behind these songs which is why we’re still listening to them fifty years later. They’re really universal and I think they have something that everyone can relate to.”

The 'Sweet Soul Music' tracklisting is as follows:

1. Sweet Soul Music
2. Get Ready
3. Give Me Just a Little More Time
4. Something Good
5. Heatwave
6. Let’s Stay Together
7. Moving On
8. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
9. River Deep, Mountain High (featuring Sam Bailey)
10. Under The Boardwalk
11. Giving Me Soul
12. Heard It Through The Grapevine
13. Rainy Night in Georgia

The record is going to be released on February 9 ahead of the June and July tour. Dates for those shows are as follows:

June

1st – Cork, Opera House
2nd – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
6th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
8th – Leicester, De Montford Hall
9th – Brighton, Dome
10th – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
12th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
13th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
14th – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
17th – Newcastle, City Hall
18th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
19th – Liverpool. Philharmonic Hall
21st – Llandudno, Venue Cymru Theatre
22nd – Bristol, Colston Hall
23rd – Reading, Hexagon
25th – Ipswich, Regent
27th – Oxford, New Theatre
29th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
30th – Harrogate, Royal Hall

July

1st – Sheffield, City Hall
3rd – London, Palladium
7th – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
8th – Northampton, Derngate
9th – Guildford, G Live

Tickets go on sale from Friday, December 5 at 10am, available through www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.ie.


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