May 1991 saw the release of The Wonder Stuff’s third album ‘Never Loved Elvis’ which stormed the UK chart at number 3. Undoubtably one of the most influential albums of the decade, the record features top 10 hits ‘The Size Of A Cow’, ‘Welcome To The Cheap Seats’ ‘Caught In My Shadow’ and ‘Sleep Alone’ alongside crowd favourites ‘Mission Drive’ and ‘Maybe’ to name but a few. 30 years on the record has been rereleased in multiple formats and still stands up as one of the greatest indie albums of all time, unsurprisingly the million-plus seller has just been re-issued on vinyl by Universal Music for HMV’s Centenary celebrations.
Due to the pandemic The Wonder Stuff have not been able to tour since their sell-out 2019 ‘Better Being Lucky’ outing.
However, in June 2022 the twelve legged groove machine will be hitting the road again, playing 2 sets each night. They will perform ‘Never Loved Elvis’ in its entirety before playing a full set of hits, classics and rarities from they’re extensive 36 year catalogue.
Catch them throughout June at
8th – Cardiff, Tramshed
9th – Leeds, O2 Academy
10th – Bristol, O2 Academy
11th – Nottingham, Rock City
15th – Manchester O2 Ritz
16th – Liverpool O2 Academy
17th – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
18th – Glasgow O2 Academy
23rd – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24th – Birmingham O2 Academy
Alongside front man Miles Hunt on guitar and vocals is only other surviving original member Malcolm Treece on guitar, the longest standing fiddle player Erica Nockalls, Mark Gemini-Thwaite (The Mission, Tricky, Theatre of Hate) on guitar, Eat’s Tim Sewell on bass and Pete Howard (The Clash, Queenadreena) on drums.
Since the band’s formation is 1986 The Wonder Stuff really has had an amazing journey so far, selling millions of albums worldwide and continuing to record and tour internationally. The band has remained at the top of their game and continue to play with a passion and attitude that has set them apart from most of their contemporaries.
Never Loved Elvis on Spotify
The Wonder Stuff Official Site
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Run Into A Standstill is the new single from forthcoming album ‘Spills‘ from Jonn Penney & Dan Worton of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin’s new band ‘Spairs‘ released Friday 4th March.
The track opens with one of the most anthemic indie riffs you’ll ever hear; you’ll be humming it for days after.
About the single, Jonn says “This is a song about procrastination, born out of self-doubt. Would a Jonn in his 50s still have anything interesting to say? Would fans think it’s any good? I guess we’ll find out…”
“My hesitance to write new songs was in stark contrast to Dan’s no-nonsense hard-work ethic. Dan’s banging riff inspired me to step up. Result!”
Judging by the forthcoming album in May we believe the answer is ‘yes’, this 50s Jonn, with a 35 year music career under his belt alongside the multi-instrumentalist genius Dan Worton, proves he still has plenty to say.
Old and new fans alike will hear Run Into A Standstill as an epic live track on the band’s forthcoming tour.
Remember, Spairs isn’t a Ned’s Atomic Dustbin side project, this is a totally new beast born out of lockdown and here to stay.
Dan and Jonn have invited some very gifted players along for the live ride so that the shows will be a full-on, full-tilt, full band affair. Stand by for a line-up announcement soon. Tickets for the dates next May are on sale now. Catch the band at:-
3rd May – Manchester – Night & Day
4th May – Glasgow – Hug & Pint
5th May – Wolverhampton – Newhampton Arts Centre
6th May – London – 100 Club
7th May – Bath – Moles
Run Into A Standstill is released digitally on Friday on all download sites and streaming platforms. The album ‘Spills‘ is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition vinyl through Good Deeds Music at Spairs Pre-Order. Please note the CD and vinyl will be available to pre-order from all good record shops, however, orders from the Good Deeds store will receive a digital download.