Watch the video to new track ‘Ladbroke Grove Symphony’ from The Waterboys

INTERVIEW: With Mike Scott of The Waterboys, "What I love most is making the music, and being inside the music" 3

Ladbroke Grove Symphony is a tribute to the former Bohemian heart of West London, in which Mike Scott invokes his time living and writing among the crumbling, seaside-esque streets of Notting Hill during the 80s.

The accompanying montage video captures the magic of the Grove in all its weird and wonderful counterculture and features new film and vintage photography of Scott as he tells the story of the song.

Ladbroke Grove Symphony is from Where The Action Is, a 10-song genre-defying album that is a testament to Scott’s enduring talents. One of the finest British songwriters of the past four decades, his songs have been covered and/or recorded by artists including Prince, who crafted two different arrangements of Scott’s classic The Whole Of The Moon, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Steve Earle, and Ellie Goulding, who had a top three hit in 2013 with How Long Will I Love You.

Diverse in breadth, Where The Action Is is an album of incredible songwriting, experimentation and musical brilliance. It will excite Waterboys fans and new converts alike.

Watch the video for ‘Ladbroke Grove Symphony’ – BELOW:

Where The Action Is tracklist:

  1. Where The Action Is
  2. London Mick
  3. Out Of All This Blue
  4. Right Side Of Heartbreak (Wrong Side Of Love)
  5. In My Time On Earth
  6. Ladbroke Grove Symphony
  7. Take Me There I Will Follow You
  8. And There’s Love
  9. Then She Made The Lasses-O
  10. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

The band begins a UK tour on 19th of this month, with more shows throughout the summer. The May shows will be feature two sets with an intermission, no support and all starting at 8 pm. For more information visit:

22 May Bath, The Forum

23 May The Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye

24 May Roundhouse, London

25 May Symphony Hall, Birmingham

27 May Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

28 May Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

29 May Sage, Gateshead

8 Aug Cropredy Festival, near Oxford

5 Sept Skye Live Festival, Isle of Skye

6 Sept Aberdeen Music Hall

7 Sept Glasgow Barrowland

Ticket information:

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

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