The Blow Monkeys have given fans the first taste of their new album by sharing a video of one of its songs.
The six-minute Lions Of Charing Cross will be the tenth track on the quartet’s forthcoming tenth album, If Not Now, When?, released on April 6. It marks the original line-up’s first new album since 2013’s Feels Like A New Morning.
The song is inspired by Denmark Street, the central London street which has been a home of second-hand music shops selling cheap instruments to new musicians since the 1960s.
Denmark Street faces being knocked down to build the new Crossrail rail link, and The Blow Monkeys singer Dr Robert revealed he had joined the Save Denmark Street Campaign.
Dr Robert said: “In his biography of London, Peter Ackroyd spoke of the ancient beasts that used to roam London’s West End, whose skeletons were discovered in the last century. I see the connection with the musicians, poets, painters and writers who came to Soho to find themselves.”
The video for Lions Of Charing Cross can be seen below.
The Blow Monkeys have confirmed three dates of a UK tour taking place in April. Confirmed dates are:
Havant Spring (April 10)
Cardiff Globe (19)
London Under The Bridge (25)
They also play at Let’s Rock! Festival in Cookham, Berkshire, on May 16 alongside Level 42, Roland Gift, Betty Boo, Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate, Samantha Fox, Jive Bunny and The Christians.