The band worked with producer Chris Sheldon, who produced the original Troublegum album as well as working on Semi-Detached, High Anxiety and the band’s latest record Cleave, to record the 12-track album that includes all their UK hits including Screamager and a reworking of Diane; Featuring James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers on one track, the band reflect on their great time touring and growing as a band over the past thirty years.
Vocalist Andy Cairns comments on the release:
Distilling the essence of what makes Therapy? what we are isn’t easy. Anyone familiar with the 30 years of the band’s history and numerous releases will be aware we have a broad range of musical taste and we’ve never been a band easily pigeon-holed. Putting together a representative package would be a nightmare and would likely involve a box set.
In the end we decided to go for a take on the Greatest Hits format only and instead of compiling the tracks from previous releases we thought it would make things more current if we went into the famous Abbey Road studios and worked with the legendary producer, Chris Sheldon, a friend who has collaborated with us successfully over the decades. ‘The Greatest Hits’ are just that. Our twelve most successful top 40 UK singles.
We’re proud of these songs and are excited by how fresh they still sound today. We hope these tracks will comfort those already familiar with them, remind estranged friends that it’s time they got back in touch and show younger listeners how a bunch of misfits use chaos and melody to get through life and its toughest challenges. Timeless rock songs recorded in a magical studio by an icon of music production. What more do you want?
Therapy? has never stopped moving in our 30 years and are always writing and ready for the next phase but in 2020 we’d love everyone to join in our celebrations of three decades of noise and adversity. This album is your invitation. Love, Therapy? – January 2020.
Therapy? will be embarking on a series of live dates including shows in Dublin and Belfast. Full list of dates can be found below;
‘So Much For The 30 Year Plan’ Tour 2020
Mar 19th – Grunspan, Hamburg
Mar 20th – Gebaude 9, Cologne
Mar 21st – Backstage, Munich
Mar 22nd – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg
Mar 24th – Rockhal, Luxembourg
Mar 25th – AB, Brussels
Mar 26th – Gebouw-T, Bergen op Zoom
Mar 27th – Tivoli, Utrecht
Apr 3rd – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Apr 4th – Electric Ballroom, London
Followed by summer festivals
and back for an Autumn/Winter UK and Europe tour
starting in Ireland:
Sep 25th – The Olympia, Dublin
Sept 26th – The Limelight, Belfast