Down ‘N’ Outz, the project headed up by Def Leppard frontman and 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Joe Elliott, have released the lyric video for This Is How We Roll, the title track from the band’s third album, out on 11 October. You can watch it below.
The band, featuring The Quireboys’ Paul Guerin (guitar), Guy Griffin (guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Share Ross (bass, Vixen) and Phil Martini (drums, Wayward Sons), take a different approach on This Is How We Roll to their previous album. This new album only features one cover version — The Tubes’ ‘White Punks On Dope’ — alongside 11 original Elliott-penned tracks.
Griffin says: “‘This Is How We Roll is absolutely fantastic, probably one of the best records I’ve worked on. It doesn’t sound like Leppard or the first two Down ‘N’ Outz records. It’s kind of all the stuff Joe grew up with, 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.”
Joe Elliott said of This Is How We Roll: “Boy, has this has been a long time coming?! Recorded in infrequent bursts of activity over a five-year period whenever our respective motherships allowed, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved with this album. I’m blessed to have worked with such a superb bunch of musicians on this collection of songs. To a man, and woman (!), they completely got my vision of what I wanted us to convey on this record and, as usual, working with a world-class producer/engineer in Ronan McHugh, has guaranteed the sound of the record to be top-notch! I couldn’t be more proud.”
This Is How We Roll was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio, Joe’s Garage. The album will be available on CD, LP, digitally and also on limited-edition 12-inch picture disc LP.
This Is How We Roll is out on 11 October and can be bought here.