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Thunder unleash Dancing In The Sunshine and are clearly in the mood to party

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Britrock legends Thunder have released a lyric video for Dancing In The Sunshine, the second single to be plucked from upcoming 14th album Dopamine

Dancing In The Sunshine is the follow-up to The Western Sky, which saw the light of day last month, and features lyrics that are rather at odds with the prevailing mood of international woe: "I don’t care who your God is / or if you got one at all." sings Danny Bowes. "The time’s right for a party / Everyone and all." 

And so say all of us. 

Dopamine, which will be released on April 9, is Thunder’s first ever double album, and consists of 16 tracks. It'll be available on CD and double LP vinyl, while limited signed editions containing a lenticular art card are available from the Thunder webstore (opens in new tab).  Full tracklist below.

"We didn’t set out to make a double album," says founding guitarist Luke Morley. "But as the writing and recording process went on we wandered into some interesting areas and then it became a case of 'can we afford to leave any of this off?’ In the end we did reduce it from 20 tunes to 16 but it wasn’t an easy choice."

Explaining the album title, Morley continues, "I read a fascinating article by an American psychologist who said that social media forces us to become dopamine addicts. We’re validated and liked on social media, which releases the dopamine – and so we get addicted to it. We take more and more selfies in the hope of more and more validation, and the album cover reflects this."

The band marking the album's release with a five date UK arena tour, kicking off in Glasgow on May 21. Details below. 

Thunder - Dopamine tracklist

CD1 / LP1
The Western Sky
One Day We'll Be Free Again
Even If It Takes a Lifetime
Black
Unraveling
The Dead City
Last Orders
All the Way 

CD2 / LP2
Dancing in the Sunshine
Big Pink Supermoon
Across the Nation
Just a Grifter
I Don't Believe the World
Disconnected
Is Anybody Out There?
No Smoke Without Fire


Thunder - Dancing In The Sunlight cover art

(Image credit: BMG)

Thunder 2022 UK Tour

May 21: Glasgow SEC Armadillo
May 22: Leeds First Direct Arena
May 26: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
May 27: Birmingham Resorts World Arena
May 28: London OVO Arena Wembley

Tickets are on sale now (opens in new tab)

Fraser Lewry
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 36 years in music industry, online for 23. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.