Scottish Alt/folk/rock duo, The Proclaimers— identical twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid—are about to release their fifth album, Born Innocent, on Feb. 17 by way of their own label, Persevere.
Recorded and mixed at producer Edwyn Collins' London studio in April and May 2003, Born Innocent's 13 songs blend raw folk-punk with a soulful, retro feel and tackle topics from terrorism to kinky sex, love to growing old. Also inlcuded is a cover of The Vogue's classic '60s song, "Five O'Clock World" featuring The Reids yodeling in harmony (and heard regularly on ABC-TV's The Drew Carey Show).
The Proclaimers—who took a lengthy hiatus in the wake of their father's 1997 death—have, since 2001, been busy touring around the globe. They supported Barenaked Ladies on an arena tour of the U.S. and headlined a gig for a rowdy group of 100,000 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as the kickoff of the UEFA Champions League Soccer Final where they were seen by a television audience of more than one billion viewers. In support of Born Innocent, The Proclaimers plan to tour North America this Spring. Dates will soon be announced.