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Tuesday 23 January 2007

Kevin Rowland Announces Rare DJ Date

Kevin Rowland, the legendary Brighton-based frontman of Dexy's Midnight Runners, is set to release an all new Dexy's album, later this year.
2007's The Year Of The Dexy!

A demo of new song, 'It's Ok Johanna' has been posted @ his site.

"Sing me a record that cries pure and true, no not those guitars, they're too noisy and crude .. The kind that convinces refuses to leave .. There's no need to turn it up, if it's pure I'll feel it from here."

While the new Dexy's album awaits a release date, the great man has announced a DJ date in London on Friday February 2nd.

The singer will be the guest at How Does It Feel To Be Loved?, at the Canterbury Arms, in Brixton, playing from 10.30pm-midnight.

The club night has a policy of playing only indiepop and soul, but Rowland has been given carte blanche for the evening.

Previous guests at the club have included Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, Bob Stanley of St Etienne, and the Wedding Present's David Gedge.

Rowland is also working on his first book .. as well as Dexys' 4th album. 2007 could be a good year for fans of Kevin and Dexys!

Tickets for the Kevin Rowland night are priced £6, and available from

by: Mike Cobley

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