'Liberation Transmission,' the New Album From Lostprophets, is the UK's #1 Record & First #1 for the Band
Groundbreaking Welsh Band's Third Studio Album Debuts at #33 in US
Jul 5, 2006
Liberation Transmission, the third full-length album from the Welsh band Lostprophets, has premiered in UK's top chart position in the UK, giving the group its very first #1 record in the UK. Lostprophets 2001 debut, Fake Sound of Progress, peaked at #44 while the band's 2004 Start Something reached #4.
"Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)," the first single from Liberation Transmission, hit the UK Top 10 (#8). Lostprophets will tour England through July with a show planned for Cardiff International Arena in the group's native Wales.
Back in the states, Liberation Transmission has just debuted at #33 on the Billboard Top 200 bestselling albums chart, mirroring the US debut (also #33 in the Top 200) the week after Start Something was released in February 2004.
Lostprophets, Liberation Transmission, and "Rooftops" are already making waves with the stateside music press. "The mix of pop-punk dynamics, classic rock riffage, and hair metal flourishes is well-executed," enthuses Will Hermes in Entertainment Weekly (July 23, 2006) while Billboard's (June 10, 2006) Sven Phillip raved about the single, writing, "'Rooftops' has already raised the roof at modern and active rock radio, ensuring that these Welsh prophets will not get lost."
Liberation Transmission, the first Lostprophets album since 2004's RIAA gold-certified Start Something, is produced by Bob Rock (whose work on Metallica's self-titled "black album" is much admired by Lostprophets). Tracks for Liberation Transmission were recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood and Rock's Plantation Recording in Maui, Hawaii and mixed at The Warehouse in Vancouver.
"Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)," the album's first single, comes with a video lensed in Los Angeles and co-directed by the band and Ryan Smith (Story of the Year, Good Charlotte, Bowling For Soup).
Liberation Transmission premieres 12 new Lostprophets songs: "Everyday Combat," "A Town Called Hypocrisy," "The New Transmission," "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)," "Can't Stop, Gotta Date With Hate," "Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)," "Everybody's Screaming!!!," "Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters and the Story of a Lonely Girl," "4:AM Forever," "For All These Times Kid, For All These Times," "Heaven For The Weather, Hell For The Company," "Always All Ways (Apologies, Glances and Messed Up Chances)."
Lostprophets are Ian Watkins (vocals), Mike Lewis (guitar), Lee Gaze (guitar), Stuart Richardson (bass) and Jamie Oliver (keyboards, programming).
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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