The Zombies release video for brand new single Dropped, Reeling & Stupid

The Zombies
(Image credit: Alex Lake)

60s psych rockers The Zombies have released a video for their brand new single Dropped, Reeling & Stupid, which you can watch in full below.

The new single is the first music to be take from the band's upcoming album Different Game, which the band will release through Cooking Vinyl Records on March  31. it's the band's first new studio album since 2015's Still Got That Hunger.

“Making this album has been a joy from start to finish," exclaims keyboard player Rod Argent. "Post-lockdown, we were absolutely determined to come together and record in as “live” a way as we could - to capture that magical, fleeting quality of energy and immediacy of performance... Dropped Reeling & Stupid is our first streamed release. Can’t wait for you to hear it!”

The band began work on the album after their 2019 induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a USA tour with Beach Boys auteur Brian Wilson. The band, which features founding keyboardist Rod Argent and lead singer Colin Blunstone, along with drummer Steve Rodford, guitarist Tom Toomey and bassist Søren Koch, hoped to finish writing and recording  but were derailed by the pandemic. "The band was not content to record remotely," adds Argent.

The album cover features a photo taken by Rod Argent during a touring misadventure in the Arizona desert this past Summer.

“We were traveling from Southern California to Tucson, when our tour van’s engine suddenly caught fire," explains Blunstone. "We spent about five hours stranded in the remote Arizona desert, but thanks to our intrepid team and crew, we were rescued and made it to our next show!  It was a harrowing experience, but also beautiful and surreal.”

You can view the new album artwork and tracklisting below. The band will tour the UK in April and May and you can also see he tour dates below.

Pre-order Different Game.


The Zombies

(Image credit: Cooking Vinyl)

The Zombies: Different Game
1. Different Game
2. Dropped Reeling & Stupid
3. Rediscover
4. Runaway
5. You Could Be My Love
6. Merry-Go-Round
7. Love You While I Can
8. I Want to Fly
9. Got to Move On
10. The Sun Will Rise Again

Zombies 2023 UK tour dates

Apr 5: Wimborne Minster Tivoli Theatre
Apr 6: Exmouth Pavilion
Apr 7: Fletching Trading Boundaries
Apr 8: Fletching Trading Boundaries
Apr 9: Fletching Trading Boundaries
Apr 12: Pontardawe Arts Centre
Apr 13: Bristol The Fleece - SOLD OUT
Apr 14: London Islington Assembly Hall
Apr 15: Bury St. Edmunds The Apex
Apr 18: Norwich Epic Studios
Apr 19: Felixstowe Spa Pavilion
Apr 20: Harpenden Eric Morecambe Centre
Apr 21: Harpenden Eric Morecambe Centre
Apr 23: Kinross Backstage at The Green Hotel - SOLD OUT
Apr 24: Kinross Backstage at The Green Hotel
Apr 26: Glasgow Òran Mór - SOLD OUT
Apr 27: Holmfirth Picturedrome
Apr 29: Taunton Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre
Apr 30: Bury The Met
May 3: Stockton-on-Tees ARC
May 4: Carlisle Old Fire Station
May 5: New Brighton Floral Pavilion
May 6: Milton Keynes The Stables - SOLD OUT

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.