INTERVIEW: Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders on ‘The Wrong Side of Paradise’

Black Star Riders
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In episode #114 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with Ricky Warwick of masters of anthemic rock ‘n’ roll Black Star Riders to talk about their fifth album ‘The Wrong Side of Paradise’.

Black Star Riders celebrate their 10th anniversary this year with ‘The Wrong Side of Paradise’ and a string of UK dates. The Album, featuring 11 tracks, was recorded in the Autumn of 2021 at Studio 606 in Northridge, California and Toochtoon Sound in Redmond, Oregon, with producer and longtime BSR associate Jay Ruston.

In this interview, Ricky Warwick talks about writing and recording the new album – what fans can expect from the live shows and lots more.

Listen to episode #114 of The XS Noize Podcast with Ricky Warwick – BELOW:

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‘Wrong Side Of Paradise’ is available for pre-order worldwide at on limited coloured vinyl (including green, blue, red and black/white split), black vinyl, signed CD, cassette and digital download. A special edition of the album containing two bonus tracks can be found on CD (which comes with a 24-page song booklet) and USB stick formats. Various collector bundles are also available, including one with an exclusive 12”.



Saturday, February 11th 2023
Limelight 1, Belfast
Doors 630pm *EARLY SHOW*
18+ ONLY

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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