The Stuffies’ are back, for fans old and new! September 2004 saw the release of the first studio album in eleven years. After some three & half years since reforming to play live shows only, they’ve managed to get their collective arse into gear & record some new tunes. The result is “Escape From Rubbish Island”. The album will be available to download for the first time on March 14 2004.
Miles Hunt (vocals/guitar) & Malc Treece (guitar/vocals) are still front and centre and are still performing their job as one of the UK’s best guitar/vocal duos…It was only last December they played to some 17,000 people in only three nights! But then it’s not only the appeal of The Wonder Stuff’s live performances that keep the fans ever loyal.
22 singles, 17 of them Top 20, including a Number One. Four UK Top 20 albums, a 5 night run at Brixton Academy (they didn’t want to steal The Clash’s record, out of respect!), a further 5 night run at Kentish Town’s Forum and headline slots at both Reading & Phoenix festivals, these are just some of the things The Wonder Stuff & their fans alike can brag about.
Miles Hunt says… “The support we’ve been shown by our audience over the years is phenomenal. Particularly these last three years. I think if we’d have carried on wheeling ourselves out every Christmas, like The Gary Glitter Gang Show, with no new releases, then we’d be taking the piss. This new record is as much a thank you to those people as it is a necessity for us to write, record & play.”
Hunt hasn’t lost his antagonistic edge, nor has he lost his willingness to tell it like he sees it.
The single release is a maxi double A side download only single featuring re-recordings of Bile Chant and Escape From Rubbish Island. Alabama 3’s Johnny Dope provides remixes of both tracks, which will certainly not disappoint fans of either band. The single, released on 7th March, is supported by a UK Tour in March 2005. The band will be calling at:
Wednesday 9 – Brighton Concorde 2 – link – 01273 772 770
Thursday 10th – London Forum – link – 08701 500 044
Friday 11th – St Alban Arena – link – 01727 844 488
Saturday 12th – Sheffield Leadmill – link – 0870 010 4555
Sunday 13th – Wolverhampton Civic Hall – link – 01902 552 121