We're not twisting you melon: the godfathers of baggy return with a new album, tour, and guitar-driven sound.
Strewth! It’s been 15 years since the Happy Mondays released their last album, the universally-derided ‘Yes Please’ (the one where they sold the studio equipment in Barbados to pay for crack while recording), but they’re back this Summer with a new album, ‘Uncle Dysfunktional’.
Shaun, Bez and Gaz make up the contingent from the original line up, while new members Kav Sandhu, Johnny Dunn and Mikey Shine are on board for the Mondays 2007. They've a more guitar-driven sound than the Oakenfold-produced Mondays of old, but retain their trademark lolloping groove.
The band follow up their sold-out summer tour with live dates in the autumn, bringing mayhem, slurring and the Spirit of ‘87 with them. The dates are...
27 Sept - Nottingham, Rock City
28 Sept - Glasgow, Carling Adademy
01 Oct - Sheffield, Octagon
02 Oct - Newcastle, Carling Academy
03 Oct - Bristol, Carling Academy
05 Oct - Oxford, Zodiac
06 Oct - Brixton, Carling Academy
08 Oct - Norwich, UEA
09 Oct - Southampton, Guildhall
10 Oct - Leeds, University
12 Oct - Birmingham, Carling Academy
13 Oct - Liverpool, Carling Academy