‘We might lay Thun­der­birds to rest. It gets a re­ac­tion but it’s in the fir­ing line’

Busted’s Char­lie Simp­son on mar­ry­ing their orig­i­nal pop-punk tunes to a more ma­ture sound

The Herald - Arts - - COVER STORY -

SOME­ONE should check Char­lie Simp­son’s pock­ets for a sports al­manac re­ceipt, be­cause things have been weird ever since he ripped a hole in the space time con­tin­uum and re­joined Busted. While the world has got­ten so weird that Back To The Fu­ture II is start­ing to look like a doc­u­men­tary, the band got their things back on track re­mark­ably quickly. An arena tour con­firmed that they have an au­di­ence and a smat­ter­ing of new songs de­buted gave the re­u­nion some real cred­i­bil­ity. The line in Year 3000 about ev­ery­body buy­ing their sev­enth al­bum has stopped sound­ing so far fetched.

As the fan base set­tled in to this

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