It’s going to be a Good Friday indeed as this Friday we get a new Wayward Sons single, “Big Day” will be available from the 2nd of April. Taken from their forthcoming third studio album – set for release later in 2021 – “Big Day” follows the previous single “Even Up the Score” that came out in December last year.
“Big Day” is a supremely infectious rock song that highlights all that has made Wayward Sons one of the most exciting new UK rock acts to emerge in years. Driving rhythms overlaid with Toby Jepson’s well known gift for creating a melody that lodges itself in your head. The single was again produced by Wayward Sons (Toby Jepson’s previous credits as a songwriter and producer include the likes of Katie Melua, The Virginmarys, The Answer, and Toseland) and Chris D’Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).
Jepson wrote the song a couple of years ago as a way of discussing modernity’s obsession with the need for immediate appetite fulfilment. However, as we all anticipate the exit from COVID restrictions, he observes ‘there is a renewed sense of anticipation that is wholly justified as we consider what we have missed and are looking forward to getting back to. We are indeed all looking forward to that BIG DAY…
“Big Day” pre-order link HERE.
Wayward Sons is a UK guitar act made up of Toby Jepson (Vocals/Guitar), Sam Wood (Guitar), Nic Wastell (Bass), Dave Kemp (Keys) and Phil Martini (Drums). They have an impressive resume of groups they have previously worked with – Little Angels, Gun, Spear Of Destiny, Treason Kings and Chrome Molly to name a few – which is reassuring in terms of the band as players, but doesn’t really hint at their sound. Wayward Sons sound nothing like the sum of their parts. The music is hard rock, but mixed with a vitality and energy – both musically and lyrically.
The forthcoming new studio album will be the bands third and is set to follow the critically and commercially acclaimed albums “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” (2017) and “The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be” (2019).
Wayward Sons are a stunning live act. They have supported the likes of Black Star Riders, Steel Panther, Inglorious, UFO, Living Colour and across the UK and Europe, as well as a host of international festival appearances and blistering headline shows. UK festival and headline tour dates set for November 2021 below (with more dates likely to be announced):
Catch Wayward Sons live this year.
Sat 24th July Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale
Fri 30th July Rock and Blues Custom Show, Pentrich
Friday 27th Aug Stonedead Festival, Newark
Sat 6th Nov Dublin Opium, EIRE
Sun 7th Nov Belfast Limelight 2, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tues 9th Nov Manchester Academy 3, UK
Wed 10th Nov Glasgow Cathouse, UK
Thurs 11th Nov Newcastle Riverside, UK
Sat 13th Nov Leeds Wardrobe, UK
Sun 14th Nov Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
Mon 15th Nov Bristol Thekla, UK
Tues 16th Nov London Islington Academy, UK
Thurs 18th Nov Wolverhampton KK Steel Steel Mill, UK