Thirty-five years since the release of their landmark debut album This Is The Story, and 34 years since the follow up Sunshine On Leith made them international stars, the Proclaimers are back with their 12th studio album, Dentures Out.
At the ripe young age of 60, the fire and ire of Craig and Charlie Reid remain righteously undimmed. Dentures Out is a record of the times, for the times. It finds the twins at their political, observational, satirical, and fist-punchingly tuneful best.
Dentures Out is 13 songs clocking in at a lean, tight, focused 34 minutes. Only one number, the closing “What The Audience Knew,” busts the three minute mark. The rest are sub-three-minute miniatures of polemical pop perfection, recorded at Rockfield in Wales in three quick weeks in spring 2022, lent six-string wings by guest guitarist James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers) and produced by Dave Eringa, his third consecutive album with the Scotsmen.