Menswear tease potential reunion: “Special things are happening this year”

Breathe deeper, Menswe@r fans

Menswear have taken to social media to announce “very special things” this year, leading to speculation that the band could be set to reunite.

If a reunion is on the cards, it would potentially mean the first Menswear performances since lead singer Johnny Dean put together a new line-up for a charity gig in 2013.

The tweet, which is the first from the band’s account since 2016, states that “SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL IS HAPPENING IN MENSWE@RLAND” and ends with five instrument emojis representing each band member. See the full post below.

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Menswear released their debut album ‘Nuisance’ in 1996, including the hit singles ‘Daydreamer’ and ‘Being Brave’. The band split in 1998 after their second record ‘¡Hay Tiempo!’ failed to secure a UK release.

However, in 2012, a Twitter prank from guitarist Chris Gentry led many people – including frontman Dean himself – to believe that ‘Nuisance’ had finally gone platinum.

BBC 6 Music presenter and former Menswear drummer Matt Everitt also cast doubt on the story being true, telling NME: “To be honest, the idea that ‘Nuisance’ had sold 300,000 copies worldwide seems rather suspect to me, but Twitter appears to be very keen on the idea, so who am I to argue?”

He then joked: “Although now I come to think of it, my annual royalty cheques (approximately £83) would suggest something is amiss here. However, I’m currently expecting our long-delayed Led Zeppelin style reunion at the O2 and 15 CD/DVD/Blu-ray boxset retrospective of our lengthy and critically acclaimed career to become a reality, just in time for Christmas.”

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