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