The Jesus and Mary Chain broke up initially back in 1999 due to issues between frontman Jim Reid and his brother, guitarist William Reid. But being back on the road has mended the ill feelings and tempered the sibling rivalry that the brothers Reid are ready to record again.
“We’ve got the material, we’ve talked about doing an album for so long now,” Jim Reid told NME recently. “We got back together in 2007 and it was the plan then. We thought ‘We’ve got a bunch of songs, this would make a pretty good Mary Chain album’ – and then there was the usual slaps and scratches between my brother and myself. ‘I wanna do it here’ and ‘I don’t’ and then it was all ‘Fuck you’ and swinging at each other. The usual shit basically.”
“We are kind of coming round to being in agreement, which is a bit weird for us,” he says. “There will be an album – we will get it together. I’m more convinced now than I ever have been that there will be a new Mary Chain album.”