After touring to celebrate Psychocandy, the band takes the next logical step.
The Jesus and Mary Chain first broke up in 1999 due to issues between frontman Jim Reid and his brother, guitarist William Reid. Apparently being back on the road has allowed to pair to get over their issues.
“We’ve got the material, we’ve talked about doing an album for so long now,” Jim Reid tells NME. “We got back together in 2007 and it was the plan then. We thought ‘We’ve got a bunch of songs, this would make a pretty good Mary Chain album’ – and then there was the usual slaps and scratches between my brother and myself. ‘I wanna do it here’ and ‘I don’t’ and then it was all ‘Fuck you’ and swinging at each other. The usual shit basically.”
“We are kind of coming round to being in agreement, which is a bit weird for us,” he says. “There will be an album – we will get it together. I’m more convinced now than I ever have been that there will be a new Mary Chain album.”