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, 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.
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]
Gig review (March, 2017)
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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