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rockets single

CD Promo

Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

Single Release Date: 18th May 2009
Album Release Date: 25th May 2009

Simple Minds have confirmed Rockets as the first single to be taken from the forthcoming highly anticipated 15th studio album Graffiti Soul. Rockets is a Simple Minds original composed by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and Gordy Goudie. The Graffiti Soul album will be released a week later on Monday 25th May, and will include eight new Simple Minds original songs, plus two bonus tracks including a cover of Neil Young's Rockin' In The Free World and the Simple Minds original Shadows And Light. They will also be touring the UK in July, visiting cities such as Norwich and Liverpool and a special performance at Edinburgh Castle on 18th July.

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rockets single

CD Promo
In 2008 Simple Minds celebrated a sold-out 30th Anniversary stadium tour of the UK and mainland Europe. The Glasgow-formed band delighting fans with a set that included such bit-hitters as Alive And Kicking, plus every track of their 1982 masterpiece New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84).

Now a brand new album, Graffiti Soul - Released May 25th, with its unforgettable guitar riffs, souring vocal harmonies and hooky handclaps making for the most immediate pop nugget Simple Minds have recorded in years. Flagship single Rockets remixed by Cenzo Townsend, released May 18th, is the icing on the cake..

Front man Jim Kerr: "We wanted to make a full-blooded record of ballsy pop songs; something that belied the fact we'd been together for three decades." Their 15th studio album produced by the band and Jez Coad, and mixed by Bob Clearmountain in Santa Monica, California. The songs were written in Rome, Sicily, Antwerp and Glasgow, and the core line-up of Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (guitar, keyboards), Mel Gaynor (drums) and Eddie Duffy (bass) recorded the material at Rockfield Studios near Monmouth, Wales.