Press Release

New Single "Set Me Free"
Released Friday 5th March 2021

Pre-Save the Single

Sweet, featuring original guitarist Andy Scott, will release their new single “Set Me Free” on Friday 5th March. The song is taken from the band’s current album “Isolation Boulevard” and can be pre-saved HERE.

Isolation Boulevard features all the Sweet’s classic hit singles and was recorded with the new line-up during lockdowns between September and October 2020.

It’s a reworking of Sweet’s 1975 album multi-million selling “Desolation Boulevard”. The latest single “Set Me Free” is taken from the album, and although it is one of the most covered songs in the band’s repertoire, this marks the first time Sweet has released it as an official single.

Over the years, the song has been covered by many rock artists including Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and Saxon.

Sweet (Left to Right) - Lee Small (bass, vocals), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocals), Paul Manzi (lead vocals),
Andy Scott (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards)

“Recording an album separately in different locations throws up a myriad of technical problems,” says Andy Scott. “It’s impossible for everyone to play at the same time, so all parts are performed the “old” way and then data transferred back to base camp where the magical digital stuff takes over.”

Continues Andy, “Sweet would usually record all together in the studio with a performance rather than individually but the pandemic dictated the ways and means. The result is a mind-blowing set of tracks, all the hits and a barrage of heavy-duty glam rock.”

Photo Credit: © Darren Griffiths

Photo Credit: © Darren Griffiths

"New lead voice, new line-up and a new twist upon on a familiar song.
The revitalised Sweet are back to nuke the quarantine blues."

- Dave Ling (Classic Rock Magazine)

"You better beware as the Glam titans return with a magnificent slice of hard rock,
the first to feature the slick vocals of Paul Manzi. It’s a hook-laden blitz!"

- Rob Evans (Powerplay & Fireworks Magazines)

"Isolation Boulevard" Track Listing
Fox on the Run
Still Got the Rock
Love Is Like Oxygen
Hell Raiser
The Six Teens
Set Me Free
Teenage Rampage
Turn It Down
New York Groove
Ballroom Blitz

Sweet are a British rock and roll institution with a pedigree of 50 years of hit singles. They’ve sold 55 million albums and had 34 number #1 hit singles. Hailed by many as a national treasure with a loyal fanbase, their dazzling arsenal of rock music stands the test of time. The music is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago when Sweet first stormed the UK Charts in January 1971.

Andy Scott, the songwriter, and last man standing from the original band, has produced a remarkable album given the challenging circumstances that we face globally today.

November/December 2021 UK Tour
With Special Guests Limehouse Lizzy
Rescheduled from 2020

Tickets on Sale via:
24 Hr Box Office: 08444 780 898

Brighton, Chalk

Thursday 25th November 2021

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13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

Southampton, 1865

Friday 26th November 2021

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Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR

Frome Cheese & Grain

Saturday 27th November 2021

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Market Yd, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE

London, Islington Assembly Hall

Sunday 28th November 2021

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Upper St, Islington, London N1 2UD

Birmingham, Town Hall

Thursday 2nd December 2021

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Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ

Shrewsbury, The Buttermarket

Friday 3rd December 2021

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Howard St, Shrewsbury SY1 2LF

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion

Saturday 4th December 2021

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

Norwich, The Waterfront

Sunday 5th December 2021

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139-141 King St, Norwich NR1 1QH

Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Wednesday 8th December 2021

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20 South St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PE

Glasgow, The Garage

Thursday 9th December 2021

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490 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LW

Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall

Friday 10th December 2021

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Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG

Holmfirth, Picturedrome

Saturday 11th December 2021

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Market St, Holmfirth HD9 7DA

Cardiff, University SU

Friday 17th December 2021

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Park Pl, Cardiff CF10 3QN

Manchester, Academy

Saturday 18th December 2021

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Moss Ln E, Manchester M14 4PX

Nottingham, Rock City

Sunday 19th December 2021

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8 Talbot St, Nottingham NG1 5GG

Bury St Edmunds, Apex

Monday 20th December 2021

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1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD

Links & Downloads

Further Information

For interview opportunities and info about the new single:
Peter Noble at Noble PR
+44 794 908 9762, +44 207 272 7772