Bassist Dougie Poynter has revealed that McFly will be reforming this year, with plans for a new album. Fans will be pleased to know that they will be working on new material with an album being planned, some nine years after their last outing in the studio.
The news comes 15 years after McFly burst on to the scene, and there was a worry that a tour, more than two years ago, would be the last we saw of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd, and Dougie Poynter together.
However, speaking on the Sappenin’ podcast, Poynter said: ““McFly will at least start writing by the summer and I can’t wait. I love that band and I love the guys. It’s awesome.” McFly scored seven UK number one singles and 19 top ten tunes. The band morphed into McBusted, in 2014, when they teamed up with Busted for a joint album and tour.
Poynter, who launched the band in 2004 with Judd, Fletcher and Jones, revealed that McFly’s return was initially supposed to happen last year. He explained: “We decided to take some time off after we did McBusted because it was a two-year tour and there was naturally some other things everyone wanted to do.”
Continuing, he said: “It actually worked out really well because all the other guys had kids in that time, so they’ve all been home for their kids. It almost happened last year but someone had a project or something that was coming up smack bang in the middle. And we just didn’t think there was any point.”
And although they are yet to start writing their next album together, Poynter revealed that he has been penning some songs. “I secretly kind of am, I’ve got a bunch of ideas so I’m waiting for when we go in,” reveals Poynter.
McFly rose to fame after fellow band Busted helped launch them by inviting them to tour, in 2004. However, it wasn’t until March 2004 that the band had their big break, with their debut single ‘5 Colours in Her Hair’, which UK Singles Chart at number 1, which was quickly followed by their second single, ‘Obviously’, in July.
This was followed by their debut album ‘Room on the 3rd Floor’, which debuted at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. It would go on to be certified double platinum, this led them to becoming known as the youngest band to have a debut album enter the charts in the top position – a title previously held by The Beatles. A month after the album was released, the band had their first UK headlining tour, in September 2004.
The band’s second album, ‘Wonderland’, which was released in 2005, also charted at number 1 in the UK, making them the youngest band to have topped the UK album charts twice. As of 2016, McFly have had 18 consecutive UK top 20 singles, seven of which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, 17 of which were consecutive top ten singles. The band have sold a minimum of 1.5 million records in the UK alone and more than ten million records worldwide.