The Jesus And Mary Chain reunited on new single

Jim and William Reid make a comeback of sorts

The Jesus And Mary Chain, who split acrimoniously in 1998, are to reunite on a new single.

Brothers Jim and William Reid called time on their legendary and hugely influential band after a huge onstage bust-up in LA back in 1998, but now they have both contributed to different sides of a new split single.

Jim Reid’s ‘Song For A Secret’ is backed with Sister Vanilla’s ‘Can’t Stop The Rock’, which was written and produced by William Reid and the brothers’ younger sibling, Linda . The single is released by Transistor Records on October 17.

Jim Reid is promoting his side of the single with a very rare solo gig at London’s Sonic Cathedral club on John Peel Day , Thursday October 13. Also appearing on the night will be hotly-tipped Australian newcomers The Morning After Girls, plus DJ sets from The Telescopes, who have promised some “Peel treats” and some surprise guests.

The night takes place at The Legion in Old Street, London.