They say nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, but Busted’s brand new video for ‘Nineties’ proves otherwise. James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis take starring roles in a fun-filled flashback to the days of Top of the Pops, Blind Date, Nirvana, white-suited boy bands and a whole lot more.
The video also fittingly takes us back some twenty years. It was a time when music videos were big, bold and colourful, with charismatic personalities playing light-hearted scenes for laughs.
Recent weeks have seen Busted soar back into the spotlight as if they’d never been away. First, they announced the release of their eagerly-anticipated “ultimate Busted album” ‘Half Way There’ and confirmed details of next year’s huge UK arena tour. They then played three chaotic shows in a day at the 100 Club – all of which sold-out in two minutes.
The release of the ‘Nineties’ video coincides with tickets for their arena tour now being available for general sale from myticket.co.uk/artists/busted. The dates are:
23rd – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
26th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
28th – Manchester, Arena
29th – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
30th – London, The SSE Arena Wembley
Produced by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies), ‘Half Way There’ finds Busted growing up without growing old. It’s a rush of melody and effervescent riffs as they blend huge arena-filling choruses with the classic pop-punk sound of Blink 182 and New Found Glory. Lyrically it’s often reflective and nostalgic (‘Reunion’, ‘All My Friends’ and a mini Busted autobiography in the shape of ‘It Happens’), but there are some fantastical flights of fancy too in the shape of ‘Shipwrecked In Atlantis’ and a tribute to Elon Musk in ‘Race To Mars’.
‘Half Way There’ will be released on streaming, download, CD, black vinyl and splattered vinyl formats. The album is available to pre-order here.