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Jack White’s Raconteurs release first new music for ten years

By | Published on Wednesday 19 December 2018

The Raconteurs

Jack White fronted band The Raconteurs are back with their first new music for more than ten years. They’ve just released two new songs, ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’.

As well as White, the Raconteurs line-up features singer-songwriter Brendan Benson, plus Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler of The Greenhornes. The band formed in 2005 and released their debut album, ‘Broken Toy Soldiers’, the following year. They released the follow-up, ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’, in 2008, but the project ground to a halt after touring for that record was completed. It has been suggested a number of times in recent years that new material was in the works, most recently earlier this year.

Then in October it was announced that two new songs would be released as part of a tenth anniversary reissue of ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’. These tracks, said a statement at the time, were taken from “recent sessions that will ultimately result in a new Raconteurs album in 2019”.

As well as being available as part of the reissue package, you can find the new tracks on your digital music service of choice now. No further details of the new album have yet been revealed.