Looks like the Happy Mondays are not just content with playing the old stuff and are putting together a new album for release in 2013.
The band definitely fall into the category of one of those bands that could get more interesting the older they get like Tom Waits etc.
Shaun Ryder wants Sunny Levine to produce the album but it’s early days as yet…Levine has got the track record and worked on the last Mondays album, his grandfather is Quincy Jones, his father is producer Stewart Levine (Simply Red, Joe Cocker, BB King, Dr. John, Minnie Riperton, and Jamie Cullum) and his uncle is producer QD3 (Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube). Becoming part of the family business was just the next logical step. After fronting the band Matta Haari, he decided to try his hand at production and found himself really busy working with a diverse cross section of artists from Mickey Avalon to Hugh Masekela, The Sylvias, and the upcoming album from Pete Yorn. Levine played a key role in the completion of Happy Monday’s first studio album after a twelve- year hiatus.
More details when we get them.