Each member of the band plans to release a limited-edition album on the same day...
THE BLUETONES bassist SCOTT MORRISS has revealed the band plan to record a limited-edition solo album each and release it on the same day.
The releases will be limited to approximately 500 copies, and various Bluetones members will guest on each record. Fans will only be able to purchase the records via the band’s website, [url=]www.bluetones.co.uk, when they’re released.
Speaking exclusively to nme.com about the project, Morriss said: “Next summer we’re all going to release limited solo albums, with each other guesting on each other’s solo album, and we’re going to release them on the same day, about 500 copies each and put it out through the record company website shop. It gives us the freedom to do things like that.”
Morriss continued: “We’re going to try and keep each one as different as we can. I haven’t really started planning it just yet, but I’m probably going to keep mine fairly instrumental, with just bursts of poetry or something. I might get a few people to guest on it – some of Mark‘s friends that do television and stuff.”
Morriss also revealed that the band plan to make a cameo appearance in the new series of the Channel 4 comedy programme ‘Spaced’, as extras. He said: “We’ve been asked to appear in ‘Spaced’, we’re quite good friends with the director of that, and he’s asked us to appear in the background in the second series for one of the episodes, as the band in the background. We’re going to do it!”
The band’s third studio album proper, ‘Science & Nature’, is released on Monday (May 15) through Superior Quality Recordings. The band have also announced they are to headline the main stage of the 30,000 capacity Newcastle Quayside Street Free Festival on May 29. In addition, they have previously confirmed appearances at: Guildford Civic Hall (May 19) Norwich UEA (20) Manchester Academy (21) Middlesborough Town Hall (23) Leeds Town & Country (24) Wolverhampton Civic Hall (25)
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