DANNY & The Champions Of The World are proud to announce the release of their fifth studio album, What Kind Of Love, via Loose Recordings, on June 1.

Led by Danny Wilson (Grand Drive), Danny & The Champions Of The World spent much of last year on the road (one such night was captured on 2014’s justly acclaimed Live Champs!), touring across the globe.

Following the end of their travels, the group repaired to the studio and cut ten new songs with home team producer Champs bass player Chris Clarke at his north London studio Reservoir Sound.

As the title suggests, the album finds Wilson and his bandmates exploring love in all its facets. “Every song on the album is a love-song of some fashion,” Danny explains.

“These are love songs about friends, about ex-friends, about wives… All different kinds of love. Also, the title made me think of some mythical jazz or soul record – you could totally imagine an album on Blue Note called What Kind Of Love.”

A joyful riot of Caledonian soul, proud horns, country pedal steel and ballads that either break your heart or send it soaring, What Kind Of Love contains some of Danny Wilson’s greatest music yet.

They will be at South Street Arts Centre in Reading on June 12. www.readingarts.com