McFly’s Dougie Poynter says his new band has the boys’ blessings
MCFLY’S Dougie Poynter insists there is no rift with the rest of the boys — even though he has launched a new band.
The singer assured fans the writing isn’t on the wall for the pop favourites, despite spreading his wings with punk-rock group INK.
‘There’s no beef. Tom [Fletcher] even co-wrote one of the songs on our EP’, he told Guilty Pleasures.
Indeed, Dougie describes his McFly bandmates Tom, Danny Jones and Harry Judd as his ‘brothers’.
‘Those guys taught me how to shave and how to get confidence to talk to girls,’ he chuckled.
But the 30-year-old bassist couldn’t give us an update on when McFly will be releasing more music. Aside from a Best Of collection, the lads haven’t dropped an album proper since 2010’s Above The Noise.
‘I get asked it a lot and there is no real answer,’ he said. ‘Everyone’s got their own thing going on, which I can only see adding to the future of the band one day.’
Currently on the road with INK. — completed by pals Todd Dorigo and Corey Alexander — Dougie admits touring is a pain.
‘By the end, I’m a broken man. I have shin splints. The back’s out of place because of the bass being on one shoulder… I shouldn’t do any pogo-ing around stage at all but I can’t help it. If I’m not bouncing I’m not working hard enough,’ he exclaimed.
INK. play London’s Camden Assembly on May 23
Dougie’s clothing collection Polonius also debuts on May 25.
Author: Tom Stichbury