Northern Irish classic rockers Trucker Diablo closed 2018 playing Winter Storm Festival and earning 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 ten years of Trucker Diablo by re-releasing the first two albums in a special package, with bonus tracks and unreleased songs.
The new package became the thirty-song laden Devil Songs, the combination of The Devil Rhythm and Songs of Iron, and will be released in May 2019. The lead single Other Side of the City is one of the unreleased tunes from that period and combines everything Trucker became known for since that initial debut album, big riffs, sing along choruses and that feeling we’re in it together!
You can watch the video for the track below!
Recorded in late 2018 with long term producer Frankie McClay at Einstein Studios, and featuring current bassist Jim McGurk, Other Side of the City is released 26th April 2019
“I remember when we wrote …City. Simon and I were in my old rock shed jamming and reminiscing about the old days, growing up, 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” – Tom Harte, Trucker Diablo
Trucker Diablo 2019 Shows Confirmed So Far:
Friday 24th May – Call Of The Wild Festival
Sunday 26th May – Breaking Bands Festival
Saturday 3rd August – Bappers Festival
Friday 23rd August – Hilden Beer Festival
Friday 13th September – Galashiels
Saturday 14th September – Rockin’ The Bowl Festival
Friday 15th November – Monsterfest