Liverpool group on comeback trail

One of Britain's best loved guitar pop acts The Lightning Seeds are on the comeback trail with their first new album in a decade due for release.

Formed by acclaimed Liverpool musician and producer Ian Broudie, the band first enjoyed success with the lilting psychedelic anthem 'Pure' in 1989. One time Specials singer Terry Hall helped with the song writing as the band produced a number of well received albums, before being dropped due to poor sales.

A band discussion led to a new direction, becoming less production based and more like a functioning, touring group. Resigning to Epic Records the Lightning Seeds scored hit after hit in the Britpop era, culminating in the song 'Three Lions' - a song that seemed to capture the mood of the English nation in the long hot summer of 1996.

The band last released an album in 1999, before Ian Broudie split the band to become a full time producer. His neat pop touch can be clearly heard in band's such as The Coral, whose debut album he produced.

The Lightning Seeds will release their new album in June.

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