The Wonder Stuff announce new line-up & new album/tour

Posted: March 30, 2019 in Album, Live Event, Tours
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The Wonder Stuff 2019

MarkGT: “You may recall I got my good friend Miles Hunt of Stourbridge’s finest The Wonder Stuff to guest on my MGT solo album ‘Volumes’ back in 2016; this lead to 3 cracking songs written together, and we continued to collaborate on more new material last year.. this has resulted in a brand new Wonder Stuff album coming in 2019, along with some tour dates marking my live debut with the band!”  Here’s the official TWS press release:

In the grand tradition of The Wonder Stuff never making two consecutive albums with the same line up we are pleased to announce the 2019 line up of the band.

Unbelievably Miles Hunt is still hanging in there on vocals and rhythm guitar. And having spent last summer in Spain playing for Immaculate Fools as well as writing her third solo album Erica Nockalls is still very much on violin and backing vocal duties.

The first of our new members is drummer Pete Howard. A long time friend of the band Pete has previously drummed for The Clash, EAT, Queen Adreena and Miles’ mid 90s band, Vent 414. On bass this summer is another old friend of the band, Mark Gemini Thwaite. Originally from Birmingham, MGT is best known for his guitaring skills, most notably playing with The Mission, Gary Numan, Ricky Warwick and Peter Murphy, but now fancies having a bash on the bass for no better reason than he can. Miles co-wrote three songs with MGT for his ‘Volumes’ album back in 2016 which instigated their working together with the band this year.

So that leaves us with our guitarist. And we couldn’t be happier to announce that founder member Malc Treece is back in the fold. Having not played with the band since 2011 Malc has been playing with EAT in the interim and has recently put together a new band with EAT vocalist Ange Dolittle, Holy Apes. Luckily for us Malc has found time to retake his rightful position as The Wonder Stuff’s guitarist and we’re sure you’ll agree, it is a most welcome return.

We have 90% of a new album written and demoed which we will begin recording in earnest next month and is set for release this autumn.

THE WONDER STUFF – Tour dates 2019:

22nd May – Cardiff Tramshed UK
23rd May – Southampton Engine Rooms UK
24th May – Mello Festival, Hanley Castle Worcestershire UK
25th May – Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy UK
2nd June – Camden Rocks festival, London UK

The Wonder Stuff- Manchester Academy 25th May 2019

The Wonder Stuff- Manchester Academy 25th May 2019

Followed by new album tour commencing November 2019:

17th Nov – Shiiine On Weekender, Minehead, Somerset UK (Headline)

Wed 27 Nov Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 28 Nov Manchester, Ritz
Fri 29 Nov Leeds, O2 Academy
Sat 30 Nov Liverpool, O2 Academy
Thu 5th Dec Newcastle, O2 Academy
Fri 6th Dec Glasgow, O2 Academy
Sat 7th Dec Hull, The Welly
Thu 12th Dec Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri 13th Dec London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 14th Dec Norwich, The UEA
Thu 19th Dec Exeter, Lemon Grove
Fri 20th Dec Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Sat 21st Dec Birmingham, O2 Academy

Click here to buy tickets – http://thewonderstuff.co.uk

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Mark Gemini Thwaite - Portrait with Gretsch guitar

Mark Gemini Thwaite May 2019 – photo by Lisa S. Johnson (Torched Magazine)

For more information on Mark’s association with The Wonder Stuff, plus the low down on MGT’s recent tour with Peter Murphy & David J of Bauhaus, and his time recoridng and touring with The Mission and Tricky, check out this new interview by Torched Magazine:

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