Ian Gillan announces new debut album for his first band recorded 54 years ago

Deep Purple frontman, Ian Gillan announces Ian and the Javelins album that he recorded with his first band over 50 years ago before they broke up.

Recorded in four days at a German studio in Hamburg, the album is due to release this 31st August via earMusic.

He first joined the band when he was still a teenager in early '60s and appeared in several local concerts before the bandmates went their separate ways.

" The guys in the band, most of them tickled along at the occasional gig and they practiced, but most of them haven't really played in any progressive way for 50 years or more," Gillan tells Kaaos TV.

"Because they hadn't played professionally for 50 years, they didn't evolve at all — they kept playing in the style which was in 1962, and consequently, when I'm listening to it, I think, 'My God! This is so authentic. It sounds just exactly as it did in those days.' It’s not musicians from today trying to do a retro version of those songs, which I've heard plenty of. … There's no breathing space, no nothing. It sounds, to me, just as I remember it.”

Watch their official lyric video to their cover of "Do You Love Me" below.

Source: UCR