UB40 anounces new album and shares a single from the album

BIRMINGHAM, 23 February: UB40 released ‘Gimme Some Kinda Sign’ ,the first single from their forthcoming new album UB45 out via SRGRecords (Universal/Virgin) on 19 April. The album celebrates 45 years of the world’s biggest selling reggae band and is available for pre-order now. Listen to the new single from today on all major streaming platforms.

Gimme Some Kinda Sign’ breathes new life in to a 1968 classic UK top ten hit. It’s a cover of Brenton Wood’s soul staple ‘Gimme Little Sign’, given a fresh UB40 twist. Combining the band’s insouciant grooves, a breezy melody and trademark effervescence, “Gimme Some Kinda Sign” is a bona fide triumph. The song was chosen by lead vocalist Matt Doyle, who suggested it to Robin Campbell, unaware that it had been sitting on his wishlist since the Labour of Love (1983) album days four decades ago.

Robin Campbell said: “I was delighted when Matt suggested “Gimme” as a song he’d like to cover as it had been on my to do list for 40 years and I still have the 7” 45 vinyl. It says something about his musical knowledge that he picked a song recorded more than 20 years before he was born.”

Matt Doyle added: “’Gimme Some Kinda Sign’ is easily one of my favourite tunes on the new record and is incredible fun to play live. Recording was an absolute blast and I love what we’ve done with this song by an incredible old soul singer, who’s 83 now, and if he hears it, I think Brenton Wood would be happy with it for sure!”

The music video for ‘Gimme Some Kinda Sign’ was shot at Capture Studios, a state-of-the art facility in Birmingham.
Click HERE to watch the music video

Over the course of 45 years, UB40 have garnered over 100 million album sales, 50 UK Top 40 singles and 10 UK Top 10 albums. The band has stood the test of time, touring the world together and recording musics hot through with an unbreakable bond, fostered by their long-standing friendships and shared Birmingham roots. The line-up proudly boasts all but one of the surviving founding members, now bolstered by the reinvigorating presence of vocalist Matt Doyle.

Listen to 'Gimme Some Kinda Sign' HERE
Pre-order UB45 HERE

The45-year celebrations will continue well into 2024, with the guys heading out on the road later this year for a headline UK arena tour with special guests Soul II Soul. Kicking off in London on 1 November, they will visit Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, Antwerp & Amsterdam.

Listen to ‘Gimme Some Kinda Sign’, the new single from UB40 now on all major streaming platforms. UB45, the brand-new studio album, is out on 19 April and can be pre-ordered now. A special UB45 Record Store Day vinyl will also be available.

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