No Awkward Return for the Boys

Fans of The Ordinary Boys can get into the mood for the band’s UK tour next month thanks to the imminent release of their long-awaited return anthem, Awkward.

The track is the first song since The Ordinary Boys teamed up with the supremely talented Louis Jones from power-pop group Spectrals, and is sure to not disappoint the band’s dedicated fan base, especially as it the first one since I Luv U in 2007. There is also even more good news as the Boys are currently in the studio, joined by Hookworms’ MJ, to record songs for a planned album, set for release at the start of 2015 and the first one for eight years.

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The lads are justifiable proud of the new track, on which former Big Brother star Preston and Louis share the lead vocals. They’re calling it ‘a glorious hymn’ dedicated to all those people who have ever tried to say the right thing only for it to come out in completely the wrong way. The band themselves believe ‘it’s pretty special’, and fans of their trademark sound are likely to agree. Even those people who have never downloaded an Ordinary Boys tune before may well be won over by the pop-punk sound and cannot fail to relate to the ‘messing it all up’ theme.

Awkward is likely to spark yet more success for the loveable Preston, who has built up an extremely successful song-writing career. He has written for the likes of Chloe Howl and John Newman and was responsible for Olly Murs’ post X-Factor number one, Heart Skips a Beat.

The Ordinary Boys’ tour, meanwhile, starts on November 18 at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge, followed by dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, London and Bristol. There promises to be plenty of new material on show, along with the old favourites to get fans singing along.