Down ‘n’ Outz, the project headed up by Def Leppard frontman and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joe Elliott, are set to release their third studio album, This Is How We Roll, on October 11. Today the band released the first single and title track. Hear it now in the player below.
Unlike the band’s previous album, This Is How We Roll features only one cover, with the other 11 tracks on the album penned by Elliott. But, as guitarist Guy Griffin says, the new material doesn’t sound like Def Leppard, or even the first two Down ’n’ Outz records.
“It’s kind of all the stuff Joe grew up with,” Griffin explains. “A lot of piano type stuff, a bit Elton John, one track a bit 10cc, a couple of good rockers… a real mix of stuff. Joe’s voice sounds amazing and it’s great fun to do.”
The band’s lineup is rounded out by The Quireboys’ Paul Guerin (guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), Share Rose (bass) and Phil Martini (drums).
“I’m blessed to have worked with such a superb bunch of musicians on this collection of songs,” said Joe Elliot in a statement, ” …they completely got my vision of what I wanted us to convey on this record..”
This Is How We Roll was recorded over a five year period, whenever the members’ main projects allowed. It was produced by Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh, and recorded in Elliott’s studio, Joe’s Garage.
It will be available on CD, LP, digitally and on limited edition 12” picture disc LP. You can pre-order it now.
Down ‘n’ Outz – “This Is How We Roll”
The Down ‘n’ Outz project was born in 2009 to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin-off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience. In 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at the final of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows, which produced the DVD Down n Outz: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon.
This Is How We Roll Track Listing
Another Man’s War
This Is How We Roll
Goodnight Mr. Jones
Last Man Standing
Boys Don’t Cry
Walking to Babylon
Let It Shine
Music Box Reprise/Griff’s Lament
White Punks on Dope
The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3