Dexy's Midnight Runners

Over here, Dexys Midnight Runners are known as those guys in overalls who sang “Come On Eileen,” and they’re staples of those One Hit Wonders countdowns that still show up on VH1 every once in a while, though. In their native England, though, the band were considered to be a great and serious soul-revival crew who had a ton of hits in the early-to-mid ’80s. The band broke up in 1986, and there’s been stalled-out talk of reunions since. But NME reports that the band is finally back together and ready to release its fourth album. They’re also planning to tour, and they’ve posted the first two minutes of their new album’s first song, which you can hear below.

I swear on my knees, that sounded pretty great.

Comments (12)
  1. This was the strangest start to my weekend since 1986.

  2. Not bad. Sounds like The Pogues meet Elvis Costello.

  3. That picture is straight from the “rejected photos” vault for Tommy Hilfiger ad campaigns.

  4. That’s it. No more reunions. All other bands who are broken up are just going to have to stay that way.

  5. “The band broke up in 1986, and there’s been stalled-out talk of reunions since. But NME reports that the band is finally back together ” – then how did they manage to tour in 2003 and gradually deliver information of preparing a new album since 2005?

  6. Criticising Dexy’s for the fact that they are a one hit wonder is as stupid as doing the same thing with Neil Young having only heard “Heart of Gold”. Really happy for this, a truly great band which released three close to perfect albums which everyone should have in their collection, look them up.

    The short preview seems promising, Rowland’s voice is still there and musically it’s consistent with their back catalogue.

  7. Éamonn Shannon  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2012 +1

    awesome news. “searching for the young soul rebels” is a really good album.

  8. The lead singer buys his groceries in my local shop in Shoreditch..it’s call the Grocery.

  9. Great news – I <3 Dexys!

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