The Bluetones started recording their third album for Superior Quality Recordings yesterday (3 May). They are recording three of the eighteen songs that they’ve demoed, with Edwyn Collins (who recently produced tracks from Terrorvision‘s Shaving Peaches album) producing, at the WestHeath Yard Studios.
The Bluetones recently played an impromptu gig – in the wilds of the Lake District. They were at the birthday of Paul “Chumpy” Knowles (their production manager) in Monroes Bar, Workington, Cumbria.
The set included cover versions of Dennis Waterman‘s theme from Minder “I Could Be So Good For You”, Britney Spears‘ “One More Time” and “Psychotic Reaction” by The Count Five. They also played three new Bluetones‘ songs, first aired at their NME Premier Astoria show “Blood Bubble”, “It’s A Boy” and “Tiger Lilly” as well as old tones faves like “Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?”.
There are no plans for the Bluetones to appear at this year’s summer festivals.