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One of the names people usually conjure up when brainstorming a list of Britpop bands is that of Hounslow band Bluetones. The band received a frosty response from the press but they were still pretty successful, so much so that news of their breakup disappointed a lot of people. So when Louder Than War caught a mini reunion of the band last week we thought it worth some space on the site.Read on for details.

Last week on 17th January a sold-out crowd at Mark Morriss’s launch gig for his forthcoming album A Flash Of Darkness at the Queen of Hoxton in London was treated to a surprise reunion of three members of The Bluetones, the band who split up after a farewell tour in October 2011.

The gig was part of Mark’s Pledge campaign to fund his new album, due to be released in early February. It promised surprises and the appearance of guitarist Adam Devlin and drummer Ed Chesters on stage with Morriss delighted the packed crowd. Despite some technical difficulties, the three performed two hit singles, Bluetonic and Marblehead Johnson, as well as fan favourite Slack Jaw (which you can see below).

 

More on Mark’s Pledge campaign can be found HERE.

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Having cut his teeth writing for Louder Than War, Dave set up his own blog Even The Stars and continues to make occasional contributions to Louder Than War. He also run Tim Booth from James' official website as well as the James fansite One Of The Three.

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