Without doubt Stereophonics are one of Britain’s best bands and in Kelly Jones they possess one of the country’s great songwriters. Throughout their 20 year career the band have continuously released classic albums and their forthcoming ninth album, ‘Keep The Village Alive’, is no exception.
This new 10 track record, written and produced by Kelly Jones, follows the acclaimed 2013 platinum release, ‘Graffiti On The Train’, which sold over 300,000 copies in the UK. Since winning a Brit Award in 1998 for Best New Group Stereophonics have developed a sound that is like few others.
Their achievements are many. They are the 8th group to achieve 5 consecutive UK number 1 albums in a list that includes the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, ABBA, Genesis, Oasis, Blur and U2. They’ve enjoyed 11 top 10 singles including the number 1 single ‘Dakota’. Their hits collection, ‘Decade In The Sun’, sold 1.2 million copies in the UK while they sold over 150,000 tickets on their last 16 date UK arena tour.