2018 release. In 1997 Singer, songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman and since 1998 have been producing consistently high quality albums filled with hook laden songs and thought provoking lyrics. The now, hard to find self-titled album was followed up in 1999 by the awesome One Step Closer album. Continuing the high standard came Dance In The Fire and then Sign Of The Modern Times in 2000, and 2003 respectfully. Fans and critics alike began to realize they were dealing with an artist that would evolve and mature with them. The year 2006 saw the release of Heaven Knows, and once again proved beyond all doubt that Newman were becoming one of the top purveyors of melodic rock in the UK. Any doubts about the quality or consistency were cast aside when in 2007 Primitive Soul was released to great acclaim. This was followed in 2008 by Decade, a double album celebrating 10 years of Newman. However, not wanting to take the usual route of a hits album this was packaged with a second CD containing another 14 unreleased songs which ended up being so well received it was reviewed as a new studio album. Decade may have been a great way for a band to sign off and call it a day, however, not only was this not even considered, the focus went into producing the next stage of the bands career.