News: Texas alt-rockers BLUE OCTOBER release new album (August 2018)

David Randall chatted to Justin Furstenfeld for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2017.  In the first hour of his weekly show, David plays tracks from the current and recent albums whilst asking Justin about the band’s background and success in the USA.  (First broadcast 26 February 2017).

Blue October

Blue October, the platinum-selling Texas-based band, release their long-awaited ninth studio album ‘I Hope You’re Happy’ on 17 August 2018; via Absolute and Up/Down-Brando Records. 

The band are set to announce more UK dates following a successful tour earlier this year.

Blue October is Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums), Matt Noveskey (bass), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin and piano) and Justin Furstenfeld (guitar and vocals).

Blue October have experienced phenomenal success in the States with eleven charting singles from their eight previous albums with songs like ‘Into The Ocean’, ‘Hate Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Calling You’, ‘Dirt Room’, ‘Say It’, ‘The Chills’, ‘Bleed Out’, ‘Fear’ and ‘I Want It’.

These albums include 2009′s Billboard Top 200 #13 debut ‘Approaching Normal’, 2011′s Billboard #8 debut ‘Any Man In America’, the Platinum-selling ‘Foiled’ and Billboard’s #13 debut ‘Sway. The band’s last album ‘Home” released in 2016 hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart.  #1 on the Independent Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Chart.

TRACKLISTING
Daylight / Your Love Is Like A Car Crash / I Want To Come Back Home / I’ll Do Me, You Do You / I Hope You’re Happy / Colors Collide / Remission In Cmaj / How To Dance In Time / King / Let Forever Mean Forever / All That We Are / Further Drive [The House That Dylan Built]

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Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Power Plays w/c 12 November 2018

STEPHEN PEARCY U Only Live Twice Frontiers)
NORTHWARD Timebomb (Nuclear Blast)
MASON HILL Hold On (indie)
RAINLIGHT Field Of Souls (indie)
EDEN’S CURSE Forever (AFM Records)

Featured Albums w/c 12 November (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 TEN Illuminati (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 NORDIC UNION Second Coming (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 LARKIN POE Venom & Faith (Proper Music)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 UFO Walk On Water (1995)



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