McFly bassist Dougie Poynter has revealed a new project – a post-punk band called INK..
Revealing the project on Instagram earlier today, Poynter wrote” “I started writing some music with some mates of mine @mrcoreyalexander @todddorigo. We are called INK., because we love Ralph Steadman.”
The line-up is completed by vocalist and guitarist Todd Dorigo and drummer Corey Alexander.
The group’s debut EP ‘Heaven’ was also released this morning. Containing four tracks of moody, atmospheric alt-rock, and drawing comparisons to the likes of Interpol, you can stream it below via Spotify.
Poynter has been a member of McFly since their inception in 2003. While the band have not officially announced a split, they haven’t released an album since 2010’s ‘Above The Noise’, and haven’t toured since the 2016 ‘The Anthology’ tour.
Back in 2013, the group joined forces with fellow pop-rockers Busted to form the McBusted supergroup.
Speaking to Metro after the supergroup dissolved in 2016, McFly’s Harry Judd said: “The McBusted thing was a huge success, but it quietly fizzled out. We’re all quite polite and none of us likes confrontation. The last show happened and it was like ‘OK, bye!’ We knew it, but it was unspoken. We were cool with it.”
Judd continued: “It’s been a while since we have just been McFly and a lot of out fans are frustrated. Although McBusted has been a success, a lot of McFly fans were like, ‘I hate McBusted!’”