Legendary rockers Stray Cats have returned with the original line up and their first new album in 26 Years. 40 will be released on May 24 by Surfdog/Mascot ahead of their 40th Anniversary tour, June 23-27. Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals), are the original founding members of the acclaimed American rock and roll trio.
Talking about the song Slim Jim Phantom says; “'Rock It Off' may be my favourite track on 40 - when the guitar riff comes in, I stand up a little straighter and imagine a peacock strutting. It's got a shuffle groove that's tailor made for me to do the bop-bop-a-bop - the video captures the fun and good vibes we all shared while making the whole album.”
The Stray Cats recorded 40 at Blackbird Studios in Nashville in late 2018 following their first North American shows in 10 years, with four concerts including sold-out headlining shows in Las Vegas and the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA before wildly enthusiastic audiences. Still buzzing from the thrill of playing together again and crowd response, they went into the studio with producer Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, The Brian Setzer Orchestra) and engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys).
Catch The Stray Cats Live In The UK:
Tickets from straycats.com/tour-dates
Sun 23 June - 02 Academy, Birmingham - SOLD OUT
Tues 25 June - 02 Apollo, Manchester
Wed 26 June - Hammersmith Apollo, London - SOLD OUT
Thurs 27 June - Hammersmith Apollo, London