Notorious hell-raiser Shane MaGowan has fled from the harsh Irish winter to the sunny climes of Lanzarote to record new material with his latest band
The legendary Pogues frontman has revealed he can’t wait to get cracking on some new tunes with the five-piece band he has just recently pieced together called The Shane Gang.
The band which also
consists of two members of the 80s Celtic rock sensation In
Tua Nua – Jack Dublin on bass and Paul Byrne on drums
– are yet to do any
recordings after just doing a few impromptu gigs in
He said he believes the
band can match anything he has done in the past with
his other bands The POgues and The Popes.
a long long time since I’ve got such a positive vibe from a
bnad like I
get from this one and I can’t wait to get into the studio
with them,” said
”I know there ‘s a brilliant album just lurking there, ready to be recorded.”
Shane and his Gang plan
to spend next four weeks recording songs which he has
already written before he will return here for the Pogues’
Christmas tour of
And the Fairytale of New York star predicted that there was more to come from the Pogues, even though they usually now only get together once a year.
”Well, it’s fucking not exactly over or anything like that, that’s the state of play with the Pogues,” he said.
the Christmas tour of
In the meantime, Shane’s PA, Joey Cashman, said the performer will be concentrating on getting a good recording together with The Shane Gang.
”Shane has decided to bring the band over to Lanzarote for a bit of sun, but mainly to get some serious song writing done, so that’s exactly what we‘re doing,” he said.
”I really believe we’re going to see ‘a new old Shane’ if you like, with this band and if the few small gigs we’ve done so far are any indication, there’s a special album on the way.
already has a lots of new songs that the band just have to get a hold
thanks to Jolanda de Wit !