Memories are made of this according to Trucker Diablo’s Tom Harte after the Irish rockers released a video clip for brand new single Other Side Of The City.
“I remember when we wrote …City,” he said. “Simon [Haddock] and I were in my old rock shed jamming and reminiscing about the old days, growing up and remembering all our favourite films and music.
“Simon showed me this riff he had and I started jamming and when he played the chorus, the first lyric I sang is still the lyric today. It was like magic and we loved it.
“We pride ourselves on good songs no matter how heavy or light. The song is king and we are proud of how it turned out.”
Trucker Diablo closed 2018 playing Winter Storm Festival and earned the tag of ‘most fun and rockin’ band of the weekend’. Quietly tinkering with the Big Truck over the winter period, and regaining control over previously label-owned albums, the band dug some song ideas out of the archives.
And from those sessions came the idea to celebrate 10 years of Trucker Diablo by re-releasing the first two albums in a special package, with bonus tracks and unreleased songs.
The ‘new’ record became the 30-song Devil Songs – a combination of The Devil Rhythm and Songs of Iron – and will be released in May 2019.
Lead single Other Side of the City is one of the unreleased tunes from that period and will be available from April 26.