|Studio album by Paul Weller|
|Released||19 March 2012|
|Studio||Black Barn Studios, Woking, Surrey|
|Genre||Rock, alternative rock, electronic rock|
|Producer||Paul Weller, Simon Dine|
|Paul Weller chronology|
Sonik Kicks is the eleventh studio album from Paul Weller, an English singer-songwriter and former member of The Jam; it was released on 19 March 2012. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart beating David Guetta's Nothing But the Beat to the top spot by just 250 copies.
"Starlite" was the first single released from the album, as a download and vinyl 12" in August 2011, it reached #113 in the UK Singles Chart.
"That Dangerous Age" was released in March 2012 as a CD, vinyl 7" and download, peaking at #66 in the UK. It was performed live on The Jonathan Ross Show.
"Birthday" was released as a non album download single in August 2012, peaking at #64 in the UK Singles Chart.
- Standard listing
- "Green" (Weller, Dine) - 3:03
- "The Attic" (Weller, Dine) - 2:15
- "Kling I Klang" (Weller, Dine) - 3:14
- "Sleep of the Serene" (Weller, Ibrahim, Rees) - 2:00
- "By The Waters" (Weller, Ibrahim) - 3:29
- "That Dangerous Age" (Weller, Dine) - 2:30
- "Study in Blue" (Weller, Dine) - 6:37
- "Dragonfly" (Paul Weller, Jasmine Weller, Dine) - 3:41
- "When Your Garden's Overgrown" (Weller, Dine) - 3:11
- "Around The Lake" (Weller, Dine) - 2:11
- "Twilight" (Weller, Cradock) - 0:20
- "Drifters" (Weller, Cradock, Dine) - 3:07
- "Paperchase" (Weller, Dine) - 5:01
- "Be Happy Children" (Weller, Dine) - 2:45
- Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Edition)
- "Starlite" (Weller, Dine) - 3:41
- "Devotion" (Weller) - 4:01
- Paul Weller - Lead Vocals, Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Mellotron, Hammond, Farfisa, Moogs, Percussion, Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
- Graham Coxon - Electric Guitars
- Steve Cradock - Electric Guitars, Drums, Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
- Andy Crofts - Electric Guitars, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Celeste, Vibes, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Farfisa, Backing Vocals, String Arrangements
- Simon Dine - Electric Guitars, Loops, FX, Electronic Strings
- Noel Gallagher - Electric Guitars, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
- Ben Gordelier - Drums
- Aziz Ibrahim - Acoustic Guitars
- Jan "Stan" Kybert - Programming
- Andy Lewis - Bass, Celeste, Vibes, Glockenspiel
- Marco Nelson - Bass
- David Nock - Drums
- Roger "Trotwood" Nowell - Bass
- Sean O'Hagan - String Arrangements
- Steve Pilgrim - Drums, Backing Vocals
- Charles Rees - Drums, Percussion
- Hannah Weller - Backing Vocals
- Leah Weller - Backing Vocals
- Mac Weller - Backing Vocals
- Charles Rees, Jamie Johnson - engineer, recording
- Alex Hutchinson, Paul Weller - design
- Julian Broad - photography
|Austrian Albums Chart||74|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)||33|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)||81|
|Dutch Albums Chart||60|
|Scottish Albums Chart||3|
|Spanish Albums Chart||50|
|UK Albums Chart||1|
|US Billboard 200||166|
|United Kingdom||19 March 2012||CD, vinyl, digital download|
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- "Archive Chart". Scottish Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
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- "Billboard". Billboard Magazine.