Thursday, November 17, 2016

Back in black

For fans of the Jesus & Mary Chain, the long wait for a new LP - nearly 19 years, to be precise - is almost over. In an interview with CBC Music, Alan McGee announced he's signed the band to Warners and the record will be released in late March next year: "It's kinda enormous." Here's hoping the band's comeback release is a little less underwhelming than contemporaries My Bloody Valentine's turned out to be.

McGee also spoke briefly about the biopic of his life, which is currently in the pipeline. Irvine Welsh - who else? - is on board, with filming set to start in March, once Trainspotting 2 is wrapped up. I've got but not yet read McGee's Creation Stories, but am assuming that that will be providing much of the material for the screenplay.

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