WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR is the fifth album from Dodgy – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest, Stu Thoy and Andy Miller – and their first new material since their lauded comeback reunion album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place (2012).
Self-produced and mixed in Worcestershire, the album was produced by Nigel, and recorded and engineered by Dave ‘Done’ Draper at Tower Studios, Pershore.
The album boasts the amazing Vanessa Wilson from Ultrasound on four tracks, including ‘What Are We Fighting For’ and ‘You Give Drugs A Bad Name’, two central tracks of the album.
Influenced by July, Harmonium and Can and Nigel’s new-found love of bands like Atlas Sound and White Fence, Dodgy believe WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR is their best record. Fans include Cenzo Townshend (Florence, U2, Primal Scream), who demanded to mix some tracks; and Rob Da Bank, who offered Dodgy a slot at Bestival.
Back in the 90s, Dodgy sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’ (recently used on the trailer for Top Gear), ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’ and ‘Good Enough’.
WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR will be fanfared by a ‘fan club’ single ‘You Give Drugs A Band Name’, with several other tracks released/streamed across the coming months in advance of the album’s release.
Dodgy will play Kendal Calling and the Isle Of Wight Festival before kicking off a UK tour with sporadic dates across September, October and November.
The first pressing will be in a limited edition digipack case (NOW SOLD OUT). All subsequent re-pressings will be in a jewel case.