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New Single And Album

A new post has just appeared on the official site - here's what it says:

"After Hours" Single 18th March
"Pachinko - The Best Of The Bluetones" 25th March

The most misunderstood working band in Britain are set to return in March; Bluetones singer Mark Morriss says with a wry smile "It feels like we're needed now more than ever". "After Hours" is the Bluetones first new material since October 2000's release of live favourite "Mudslide". Taking in influences from ELO and Queen to Bugsy Malone, "After Hours", a song about a lock-in, is a testament to the diversity of the Bluetones sound. The long awaited Greatest Hits album "Pachinko - The Best Of The Bluetones" will be released on March 25th, further details to be announced shortly. The single comes backed with an excellent selection of new tracks and cover versions including "Sail On Sailor", originally performed by the Beach Boys, and the 'tones' version of Barbara Streisand's "A Woman In Love".

The Bluetones have once again teamed up with Edgar Wright, director of Channel 4's show 'Spaced', who has co-written and directed the video for the single "After Hours" with the band. The band made a guest appearance in the last series of the program, in the infamous "Robot Wars Fight Club" episode.

"After Hours" is released March 18th on double CD and 7", full tracklisting as follows:

CD1) After Hours, Groovy Roussos, Sail On Sailor

CD2) After Hours, Reverse Cowgirl, A Woman In Love

7") a) After Hours b) Ingimarsson