Texas have released their new video for lead single "Start A Family" which features Sharleen Spiteri and infamous British actor Alan Rickman, reuniting after 15 years since they memorably danced the tango together in the video for 'In Demand' back in 2000.

'Start A Family' is written by Texas stalwarts Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone along with newcomers Karen-Anne and Jack Townes. The track was recorded by Texas in Glasgow and New York. The song is is classic Texas – beautiful soulful pop with a stunning melody built around Sharleen's powerful and evocative vocal.

TEXAS celebrate their 25th Anniversary in style with the release of their latest album 'Texas 25' which contains brand new songs along with the very best of the multi-million selling (over 38 million album sales so far), multi-platinum, Ivor Novello Award winning band.

'Start A Family' is the first single to be taken from 'Texas 25', which is released on the same day as the album – February 16th 2015.

TEXAS25Meanwhile 'Texas 25' contains three further brand new songs and highlights from the bands greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).

Recorded in the Queens studio of Truth & Soul and mixed at The Black Key's Dan Auerbach's Nashville studios, working on 'Texas 25' was a chance for Sharleen Spiteri and the boys to hear Black Eyed Boy, Halo, I Don't Want a Lover, Say What You Want, Summer Son, The Conversation with new ears. 'It was incredible to be able to reflect on our body of work after 25 years and rework the tracks in a way that somehow is the very essence of what we've always been about, soul music.' says Sharleen.

In 2015, Texas will present the findings of their 25 years in pop in a new, intimate arrangement, 'An Evening With…' in which Sharleen will talk through her amazing career and the band will play as a four piece skiffle ensemble as punctuation points.

'AN EVENING WITH TEXAS'

APRIL 2015

SATURDAY 18 BRIGHTON DOME

SUNDAY 19 BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL

MONDAY 20 SALFORD THE LOWRY

WEDNESDAY 22 GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL

FRIDAY 24 DUNFERMLINE ALHAMBRA

SATURDAY 25 EDINBURGH QUEENS HALL

MONDAY 27 GATESHEAD THE SAGE

TUESDAY 28 HULL CITY HALL

WEDNESDAY 29 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

MAY 2015

FRIDAY 1 BATH FORUM

SATURDAY 2 LONDON PALLADIUM

SUNDAY 3 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS

TUESDAY 5 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL

WEDNESDAY 6 READING HEXAGON

Texas tickets are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

TEXAS 25 comes in a range of formats including a 12 track CD, Deluxe 2CD pack and red vinyl. There will also be a beautiful limited edition box set containing the album on deluxe 2CD, red vinyl along with photographic prints, a certificate of authenticity signed by Sharleen and a 80 page hardback book compiled by the band including new and never before see images from the bands history.

Pre-order "TEXAS 25" now: http://po.st/texaswebsite

TEXAS 25 Tracklisting:

THE TRUTH & SOUL SESSIONS

  1. Start A Family
  2. Black Eyed Boy
  3. Say What You Want
  4. Supafly Boy
  5. Halo
  6. Inner Smile
  7. The Conversation
  8. Say Goodbye
  9. When We Are Together
  10. Are You Ready
  11. I Don't Want A Lover
  12. Summer Son

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