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Albums Of The Week: Stereophonics | Oochya!

Kelly Jones & co. offer another dependable set of arena-sized pop-rock anthems.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Oochya! is the new studio album by Stereophonics featuring 15 tracks, including the single Hanging On Your Hinges.

As Stereophonics celebrate 25 years as one of the U.K.’s most loved bands, with Oochya! Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters. Having now achieved seven No. 1 albums and 8.5 million albums sold in the U.K. alone, Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of British Music.

Kelly says of the new single: “Hanging On Your Hinges was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff like Masters Of Reality and maybe some Iggy Pop too and probably nods back to Bartender And The Thief. It’s the song on this album that says Oochya! more than anything else, so it’s something we wanted the fans to hear first.”

As for that unusual album title, Jones explains: “Oochya! was always a saying me and the band used in the studio to mean ‘let’s have it’ — a blast of energy and optimism and that’s what we wanted to get across with Hinges.”