30 GOES AROUND THE SUN
- the new album from
The Wonder Stuff is now available
30 years since the bandís very first rehearsal in the
heart of The Black Country, the group have returned
to their roots to record their latest album in Stourbridge
with legendary producer, Simon Efemy.
Digital, CD and vinyl copies are available from our
page. The album is also available from
many more outlets.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, and also the release
of their new album, the group have just finished a number
of dates on their Anniversary tour, including a hometown
birthday party in Birmingham on March 19th, exactly
30 years to the day of their formation and also a sold-out
show at the Liquid Rooms in Tokyo. A number of
festival appearances are planned for the Summer
months, including Manchester's Gigantic All-Dayer,
Simon Says Festival in Leicester, Buryfields
Festival in Chesham, the legendary Isle of Wight
Festival and also a return to Somerset for the
Shiiine Weekender later in the year. The group
will also be on of the first acts to perform at the
newly re-opened Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare in
June. More dates are being
added regularly so keep an eye on our
page for the latest information.
THE WONDER STUFF DIARIES - '86-'89
Miles Hunt's long awaited book, 'The Wonder
Stuff Diaries '86 - '89' is now available.
'I began keeping diaries right around the time that
we formed The Wonder Stuff in March 1986. Around
the same time I also began keeping scrapbooks of
any press mentions we got, posters, flyers and back-stage
passes, you know the sort of thing. The contents
of this first book of mine are drawn directly from
those diaries and scrapbooks, giving the reader
not only a detailed look into what went on in and
around The Wonder Stuff during it's first four years,
but also a detailed personal view of how I was feeling
about our journey onto rock'n'roll's uneven path.
I'll make no bones about it, writing this book has
been the most difficult thing I have ever done.
As well as giving me a new found respect for anyone
that has ever published their story, I feel that
I have emerged from doing so an everso slightly
better person. Finding the balance between what
could be considered entertainment, and off loading
some of the raw honesty that I felt I needed to,
has been no easy feat.
I should add at this point that this is no tatty
paperback book we are talking about here.
My good friend and designer, Phil Birchall, has
created a thing of beauty from literally hundreds
of scans that I have provided him with. The book
falls somewhere between autobiography, journal and
illustrated coffee table encyclopaedia of The Wonder
Copies of the book can be ordered from the
Miles has also now started working on the next volume
to be released later in 2016.
THE WONDER STUFF
L - R : Dan Donnelly, Tony Arthy, Mark McCarthy,
Erica Nockalls, Miles Hunt