Happy Mondays complete first album in 14 years

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The baggy revivalists get a little help from Howie B

Happy Mondays have completed recording sessions on their first album in 14 years.

The baggy veterans, who are currently without a record deal, have been working with US hip-hip producer Sunny Levine and U2 producer Howie B on the long awaited LP, which is also set to feature a guest appearance from Ry Cooder, reports 6 Music.

Howie added: “It’s a mental project. It’s really exciting, quite incredible. It’s Shaun back on it. Shaun‘s a diamond. He’s singing well, he’s rapping well, his lyrics are just right on it. His language, which was always unique, has got even better. And he looks great. I wouldn’t say he looks sexy, but he looks great.”

No release date has been set for the as-yet-untitled album, the Mondays’ first since the release of ‘Yes, Please’ in 1992 and the band’s first new material since the 2005 single ‘Playground Superstar’.