Reformed Busted already working on new music

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 November 2015


Busted have announced reunion after 10 years apart and have confirmed they have already been working on new material and are hoping to release music after their May 2016 tour

Busted have already started working on new music and hope to release it after their May 2016 comeback tour.

The rock/pop group - who parted ways in 2005 when frontman Charlie Simpson quit the band - today (10.11.15) announced they had reunited after 10 years apart and it was their excitement about recording fresh songs that brought them back together although the process has been very gradual over the last few years.

Speaking at a press conference at The Soho Hotel in London about how the reunion happened, Charlie said: "This has been an incredibly gradual process. About three years ago Matt and James came round to my house. It was the first time we'd spent time together in eight years.

"It was a surreal moment because we had drifted apart. They came round and we were hanging out in my garden. They wanted to tell me about the idea of doing Busted again and they wanted to run the idea past me."

Charlie - released albums with Fightstar and two solo LPs while away from the group - originally turned them down, but cites that day three years ago as being the "catalyst" for their reformation as he realised he and James were on the same page musically.

He added: "I told them at the time it wasn't something I wanted to pursue. But the amazing thing about that afternoon, which honestly was a catalyst for us being here right now. But we played new music to each other. I had a Spotify playlist on and I was pretty astounded to find out James had been listening to a lot of the music I had been listening to. And when I left the band in 2005 we'd become worlds away creatively. It was an amazing moment, quite a poignant moment that we landed 10 years later and there was some common ground there."

The trio initially got together in April 2015, when Charlie agreed to jam with his old bandmates - who have been a part of super-group McBusted in 2013 and 2014 - and everything fell into place.

Charlie explained: "James came round to mine April of this year and said I want to play you these two songs to see what you think of them. He played them to me and I was like dude that is f***ing awesome.

"He basically said, 'What do you think of us going to the studio for a few days and hanging out as the three of us being creative and see what happens?'

"He had a friend called Eric who owned a studio in Philadelphia and so we got on a plane and went there and we spent all week in the studio."

Busted will tour the UK and Ireland in May 2016 and have promised new music will follow, if not before.

Bassist Matt said: "We are definitely going to be releasing new music ... there might be new music before that who knows."

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