The Pretty Reckless have shared their new album Other Worlds, following their Manchester Academy gig.

The band, fronted by Taylor Momsen, headlined at Manchester Academy last week in a triumphant return to the venue.

Other Worlds features a collection of new material from the band with Ben Phillips on guitar, keys and piano; Mark Damon on bass; and Jamie Perkins on drums.

The album also includes acoustic renditions of some of the band’s own favourites and a string of special guests including Mike Garson and Alain Johannes.

Other Worlds follows The Pretty Reckless’ 2021 release Death by Rock N Roll, which lead to the band becoming the first female-fronted band to have seven number one singles on the Billboard Rock Chart.  The album was rich in riffs and rhythms.  It is now followed by a deliver of a string of acoustic recordings, unexpected covers and reimaginings.

Speaking about the album Taylor Momsen said, “For a long time, we’ve been trying to figure out an alternative way of releasing music, including songs that we love that didn’t make our records.  We found a way to do this coherently and consistently with other Worlds.

“We’re a rock band, so there are lots of electric guitars on our records.  However, we’ve had incredible feedback from our fans about our acoustic performances and we had never put those out in any real format.  So, this is a different take on the traditional format of a record, and a stripped back version of us that our fans haven’t really heard before.  But it’s still us.”

The album includes The Pretty Reckless’ reimagining of Elvis Costello’s (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding, which was Taylor Momsen’s first cover.

“You get to hear a different side of Taylor’s vocals” adds Ben Phillips.  “It was a change for us to see what she would sound like singing songs by people who have inspired us.  It also gave us some perspective of where we need to go and what we need to be if we want to be that good.”