Jaime Harding and Phil Cunningham of the late-great Marion are back together! According to a recent interview the two have been writing & recording for the past couple months and have a show planned for April 1st '06 @ Green Park Tavern in Bath, England (no it's not an April Fool's joke!)
They've yet to nail down a permanent rhythm section, and they still need to come up with a band name, but they did play a gig last month which consisted of 5 new songs and 3 Marion songs: "Strangers", "Speechless", and "The Program" (Jaime solo.)
When asked about the new songs Phil said:
...it's a little bit of a different vibe. A couple have been Rolling Stones-y, Primal Scream-y sort of vibe. There again, the last one we did last night, for example, was more of a Marion-esque tune. More like "Fallen Through"...
As you may know, Marion were one of my fav bands of the mid-late 90's and I love both of their albums. This reunion of sorts has been made possible by Jaime cleaning himself up (no more stealing lawn ornaments for drug money) and Phil not having any New Order obligations this year.