THE HOMEPRIDE FLOUR MEN TO REFORM
STOPPRESS: The Homepride Flour Men to reform!
Yes, it's true: The Homepride Flour Men are getting back together. I can scarcely believe it's true.
Although they have been dormant as a recording/touring outfit since 1981, their spokesman "Fred" said in a statement on their official fan-site www.spillerspoilers.com last night, "yes, we've patched up the differences that marred our last tour and LP. Me and the other blokes, well, we've been through so much together over the years that it just seems daft to have fallen out like that. Within 10 minutes of me talking to Tom on the phone we'd completely forgotten what it was we had even rowed about! We started jamming and found the old chemistry was still there..."
Sessions in Chicago with Steve Albini quickly followed. "Steve was awesome to work with," laughed "Fred", "he was very sympathetic to our sound. An extremely switched-on lad. He's nowhere near as fearsome as his reputation. I couldn't believe it when he told us Big Black had been big fans of our work..."
The band will be performing on The Other Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival, at the V Fest and T in The Park, and at the J Spaceman-curated Meltdown at The Royal Festival Hall.
An album - "We're Only in it For the Dough" will be released on Mute in September.