The Mission’s Wayne Hussey has given an update from the studio, where he and the band are working on their new album.
They’re putting the pieces in place for the follow-up to 2013’s The Brightest Light with producer Tim Palmer. He was behind the desk for the band’s 1986 debut album God’s Own Medicine and 1990’s Carved In Sand.
And Hussey says the new material, which is expected later this year, carries the “swagger and bombast of the Mission of old.”
He says: “I’m sat in my hotel room in Austin having just completed my first day of work here with Tim Palmer. I haven’t seen Tim for maybe a good 10 years or so but it’s like no time at all has passed and we are so immediately comfortable working with each other again.
“I think this album is shaping up to be monstrous – an album that you will love. It has all the swagger and bombast of the Mission of old. Great tunes and some great guest performances. I’ve managed to persuade a few of my old mates to lend their vocal talents to this album. Guess who?
He suggests the record is the “lost link” between The Sisters Of Mercy’s debut First And Last And Always and God’s Own Medicine, and adds: “I have rekindled my love for the guitar, electric 12 string particularly, after many years of ambivalence between us.”
The Mission will head out on the road to celebrate their 30th anniversary later this year, with dates announced for the UK, Europe and Australia – including an appearance at the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5.