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East 17 return with “Transatlantic rock sound”

By | Published on Wednesday 22 February 2012

East 17

It’s been threatened for a long time, but East 17 are finally ready to make a full comeback. Having announced in May last year that they would perform without wildcard bandmate Brian Harvey, Tony Mortimer, John Hendy and Terry Coldwell announced and then almost immediately cancelled a reunion tour.

“Recording commitments” were the unlikely reason given at the time, though it seems this excuse was actually true. They’re back, and they’re bringing with them a “new transatlantic rock sound”.

Says Mortimer: “I think everyone is subconsciously inspired by American music and rock n roll, and this time around we wanted to do something more live with less tricks”.

Yes, obviously. A full album, entitled ‘Dark Light’, is due for release on 2 Apr via FOD. You can watch the video for first single ‘I Can’t Get You Off My Mind (Crazy)’ below. It’s comforting to find that for all this change, John Hendy and Terry Coldwell’s contributions remain utterly pointless still.