Eurogliders announces a disco album to get funky
EUROGLIDERS never stop.
The line connects and we are on the phone with the dynamic lead singer Grace Knight, expecting to talk about their upcoming gig in Ballina and their latest album, Don't Eat the Daisies, but instead she has an announcement:
"Bernie Lynch and I are probably more towards the end of our careers, so we have reached a point where we can do whatever we want after a long and fruitful career, so Bernie is writing a new disco album," she said.
Did I hear that correctly? A disco album?
Images of mirror balls and women in 1970s dresses on a dance floor come to mind.
Why would they do that? I ask myself. Before I can ask the question out loud, Grace Knight answers.
"Because we want to," she says.
We asked Grace Knight what the album will sound like.
"He (Bernie Lynch) calls it disco, I would probably call it funk. What people would call disco music now it would be doof music. We will be going back to our roots and the people that inspired us at the beginning."
Grace Knight confirmed the unnamed project will be launched as a Eurogliders release sometime next year.
So far, Bernie Lynch has not shown her one single note of what he has been working on.
"He won't let me hear what he's got," she said.
"The thing with Bernie is that he never lets me hear anything until it's finished and that's because he doesn't want me to mess around with anything.
"I don't mind because I love what he does and I wouldn't work that way with anyone else.
"We have got a lot of encouragement from new musicians about what we did musically back in the 80s and we are going to re-visit that sound and make a disco album," Grace Knight said.
Grace Knight, in the meantime, has been busy recording a new album of folk and roots called Fragile, with songs written by Bernie Lynch.
The tunes were not done in the Eurogliders style but Knight will be releasing the album as a personal project later this year.
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