April 8, 2021

Wayward Sons, the UK guitar act made up of Toby Jepson (Vocals/Guitar), Sam Wood (Guitar), Nic Wastell (Bass), Dave Kemp (Keys) and Phil Martini (Drums), released a new single, Big Day, on Good Friday. Taken from their forthcoming third studio album – set for release later in 2021 – Big Day follows the previous single Even Up the Score that came out in December last year. Big Day is a supremely infectious rock song which highlights all that has made Wayward Sons one of the most exciting new UK rock acts to emerge in years. Driving rhythms overlaid with Toby Jepson’s well known gift for creating a melody that lodges itself in your head. The single was again produced by Wayward Sons (Toby Jepson’s previous credits as a songwriter and producer include the likes of Katie Melua, The Virginmarys, The Answer, and Toseland) and Chris D’Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).

Jepson wrote the song a couple of years ago as a way of discussing modernity’s obsession with the need for immediate appetite fulfilment. However, as we all anticipate the exit from COVID restrictions, he observes ‘there is a renewed sense of anticipation that is wholly justified as we consider what we have missed and are looking forward to getting back to. We are indeed all looking forward to that BIG DAY…

Wayward Sons have an impressive resume of groups they have previously worked with – Little Angels, Gun, Spear Of Destiny, Treason Kings and Chrome Molly to name a few – which is reassuring in terms of the band as players, but doesn’t really hint at their sound. Wayward Sons sound nothing like the sum of their parts. The music is hard rock, but mixed with a vitality and energy – both musically and lyrically.

The forthcoming new studio album will be the band’s third and is set to follow the critically and commercially acclaimed albums Ghosts Of Yet To Come (2017) and The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be (2019). Wayward Sons are ala stunning live act. They have supported the likes of Black Star Riders,  Steel Panther, Inglorious, UFO, Living Colour and across the UK and Europe, as well as a host of international festival appearances and blistering headline shows. UK festival and headline tour dates set for November 2021 below (with more dates likely to be announced):


Sat 24th July           Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale
Fri 30th July           Rock and Blues Custom Show, Pentrich
Friday 27th Aug     Stonedead Festival, Newark

Headline shows

Sat 6th Nov               Dublin Opium, EIRE
Sun 7th Nov              Belfast Limelight 2, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tues 9th Nov            Manchester Academy 3, UK
Wed 10th Nov           Glasgow Cathouse, UK
Thurs 11th Nov        Newcastle Riverside, UK
Sat 13th Nov             Leeds Wardrobe, UK
Sun 14th Nov            Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
Mon 15th Nov           Bristol Thekla, UK
Tues 16th Nov           London Islington Academy, UK
Thurs 18th Nov        Wolverhampton KK Steel Steel Mill, UK

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