The Mondays In The Studio

MANCHESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Seminal British alt-rock band The Happy Mondays are in the studio working on a new album which is tentatively slated for release in early '09.

"Its sounding good," the band's frontman Shaun Ryder told Billboard "We had a few tracks left over from the last Mondays' album [2007's 'Uncle Dysfunktional'], so we thought that we might as well do another one."

The new album will mark the band's sixth effort and the second since the band reformed after a 15-year hiatus.

They also have some summer tour plans shaping up and are looking to make the festival scene.

Happy Mondays Tourdates
13 June – Synch Festival – Athens, Greece
28 June – Wakestock Festival – Blenheim Palace
05 July – Wakestock Festival – Abersoch
11 July – Ostrava Festival – Colours of Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
03 August – Live at Loch Lomond – Balloch, Scotland
03 October – Vena Music Festival – Poland

-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers