Following a run of gigs to promote their debut album in 2012, Saddleworth rock-and-roll trio The 99’s decided to retire back to the hills and plan how to take their brand of catchy, sun-kissed melodies to the next level.
The 99’s set about working on dozens of songs at Wharf Mill in Diggle, which became the inspiration for their second album ‘Run Of The Mill’. The boys’ talent for writing a catchy pop melody continued into the ‘Mill’ sessions; however recording at the foot of Marsden Moor led to some of their new songs having a darker, more reflective mood.
Following appearances on Channel 4’s Hollyoakes and the BBC, the boys headed back to the studio to put the finishing touches on the new album in time for the New Year. The 99s good friend and artist Chris Cyprus agreed to collaborate and paint the artwork for the album in his distinctive northern style.
The 99’s ‘Run Of The Mill’ is due to be launched on April 30th 2012 on independent label Tri-Tone, with a run of gigs in the pipeline to support the album release.
The first of these gigs will be held at the Civic Centre Uppermill at 7.30 on Friday 27th April where the band, along with special guests, will launch the album in style with their very own “Run Of The Mill” real ale.
Copies of the new album will be given away free on entry. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door.