The Echo & The Bunnymen singer and Lightning Seeds mainman are old pals...

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN mainman IAN McCULLOCH will start work on a new solo album in the summer, produced by IAN BROUDIE.

McCulloch and the Lightning Seeds singer are longtime friends, and have decided to collaborate on the as-yet-untitled album, McCulloch‘s third solo effort, and his first since 1992’s ‘Mysterio’.

It is unlikely the album, which will be released on Jeepster Records, will be released before the autumn. However, Echo & The Bunnymen release a new album, ‘Flowers’, on May 14. The album will be preceded by a new single, ‘It’s Alright’ on April 23.