Busted at Portsmouth Guildhall
English pop-rock band Busted play Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday 13th February as part of a 21-date tour, following the release of their first new record in over a decade.
The disco-tinged single On What You’re On led the release of Busted’s eagerly-anticipated third album, Night Driver, which was outed in November 2016.
Charlie said prior to release: “We can’t wait for people to hear this song and be able to share what we have been working so hard on for the past twelve months.”
Now, with a decade of experiences and newly-discovered influences behind them, the two-time BRIT Award-winning trio reunited in the studio almost by accident, and discovered they each had a fresh perspective both personally and musically.
“As soon as we started making music it became very apparent that we all wanted to make exactly the same thing,” Matt said. “That’s what made it so easy. Once James got on the Juno-60 we were like, ‘this is the sound of our record, this is exactly the kind of record I wanna make’.”
“The last thing we wanted to do was try to recreate what we used to have,” says James. “It belongs to that time. All real artists evolve, all real artists try things, it’s unnatural not to.”
Though stylistically unrecognisable and far darker around the edges, Night Driver is still the vivid hook riot you would expect from Busted, as vivacious in their early thirties as they were in their teens.
Doors for Busted’s gig open at 7:00pm. Tickets are £33.20.