Swingin' Utters will head out on tour with Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner in April of 2013.
Our new record was written pretty quickly, more so than anything we've done in the past. One of the reasons, I think, was that Jack [Dalrymple] had several songs in various stages of completeness, but once he decided to give Johnny [Bonnel] the music, and have Johnny write the lyrics and vocal melody to his instrumentation, things started to fly... So there are several of these Johnny/Jack songs on the record (which marks the first songs Jack's written with us). In that way, it was a brand new writing process for us, so it was pretty exciting, and we're really happy with the way all of these songs came out in the end. Mixing with Chris Dugan was an added bonus, and we really hope we can work with him again! We'll be on the west coast in March, as well as a few NoCal record release shows in late February. We're planning on hitting everywhere else in the US (and Canada too!) by the end of the summer. We're going to Australia with Frank Turner and the Dropkick Murphys for a few days in early April (our first time on that continent!), and heading to Europe in July. Hopefully Japan sometime in the fall.
Be sure to check back here at 8 PM EST for a live Q&A with Swingin' Utters' Johnny Bonnel.