30 years after Kevin Rowland’s original idea, Dexys are to release their new album ‘Let The Record Show Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul’ on June 3rd.
The album will be the fifth released under either the Dexys or Dexy’s Midnight Runners name and follows their 2012 album’One Day I’m Going To Soar’, which ended a 27 year gap between releases.
Kvein Rowland states “We had the idea to do this album in 1984 or 1985,” says Rowland. “It was to be called Irish and was to feature songs like ‘Carrickfergus’. ‘Curragh of Kildare’ and ‘Women Of Ireland’ – all of which are featured here. Dexys broke up not too long afterwards, so it didn’t happen.”
“The album is called Dexys DO Irish & Country Soul: DO it, not BECOME it. We’re not trying to be Irish, and we haven’t used too many Celtic instruments on there. It’s our sound. We’re bringing our style to these songs.”
The album is a combination of their interpretations of Irish songs and other select compositions. Each song has been given at least the same level of attention and care as any of their own songs would be. This record is not a stop gap, or a fill in album. It is not a covers album, these are Dexys interpretations.