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New East 17 album inspired by Kings Of Leon

East 17 have revealed their first new album in 14 years has been inspired by the likes of Kings Of Leon and U2.

The Walthamstow boy-band, who were Take That’s biggest rivals during the 90s, regrouped last May with Blair Dreelan, aka Sparx, replacing original front-man Brian Harvey and are now set to release their fifth studio album, 'Dark Light,' on Apr 2.

A press release for the record read: "It showcases the band's new transatlantic rock sound, reminiscent of bands like Kings of Leon and U2 and even artists like Brian Adams and Billy Joel.

"It's a brave move and one that's paid off on a record that's as catchy as 'Summer Of 69' and as soft rock and big-sounding as it gets."

Chief songwriter Tony Mortimer, who didn’t appear on 1998 predecessor 'Resurrection,' added: "I think everyone is subconsciously inspired by American music and rock 'n' roll and this time around we wanted to do something more live with less tricks."




Watch the video for East 17's recent comeback single, 'Secret Of My Life,' below: