Reunited Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. A 20-track "best-of" collection, titled "Now Dig This!", will be released on May 25. It features songs from the band's three studio albums, including "Psychedelic Eyes", "Mary In The Mystery World", "Groovus Maximus", "The Groover", "Rags To Riches", "Captain Of My Soul" plus a 2009 remix of "All Lips N' Hips", along of course with the original version, a longstanding staple of rock clubs around the world.
Formed in 1988, ELECTRIC BOYS achieved recognition around the known rock'n'roll world with signature hit single "All Lips N' Hips" plus a series of albums that tapped into the very essence of long-haired, leather-trousered, late-night cool.
Touring alongside bands such as THUNDER and MR. BIG, and drinking from the same well as rock legends like AEROSMITH, the band offered an alternative to the late '80s hair-metal scene, fusing hard rock and heavy funk to create an instantly recognizable style ("Groovus Maximus") built riff by riff on the sturdiest possible foundations, unswervingly provided by drummer Niklas Sigevall.
Lauded by the media, feted by the industry, respected by the top producers of the day (including Bob Rock) and supported by a genuinely international fanbase, the ELECTRIC BOYS — led into action by flamboyant frontman Conny Bloom, who has continued to play and record both under his own name and with SILVER GINGER 5 and HANOI ROCKS, as well as appearing in TV ads for Jameson Whiskey — consistently showed that the great rock'n'roll dream was available in many colours, and that the sitar did indeed have a serious part to play!
The original ELECTRIC BOYS lineup — Franco Santunione (guitars) and Andy Christell (bass), plus the aforementioned Sigevall and vocalist/guitarist Bloom — will head out on the road this summer, with U.K. dates confirmed for July. These are as follows:
Jul. 09 - London, UK - Underworld (headlining show)
Jul. 10 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall (w/THUNDER)
Jul. 11 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo (w/ THUNDER)