Echo and the Bunnymen have a new album on the way called The Garden of Meedin, and it promises a return to the post-punk roots that the band was founded on, "spiky" and angular guitar sounds and all.
The band posted this to Facebook: "We are very excited to announce that the brand new studio album produced by Youth (The Verve, Embrace etc) is nearing completion and that a title and artwork are decided plus a full European tour already booked. US dates to follow. Ian feels it's the bands best work for a very long time."
Speaking with The Quiteus, Ian McCulloch said “I’m just trying to get a start before I get together with Will. It’s worked the same way for a long time - since the split, and with Pete [De Freitas, original drummer] and Les [Pattinson, original bassist] not being around. All those days of rehearsal rooms used to get on my nerves – three hours of headache, earache, until I realised it was much better just to be in Yates Wine Lodge for three hours while they made a racket.”
The Garden of Meedin
will be the follow up the Echo and the Bunnymen's 2009 album The Fountain.