Busted have grown up without growing old. ‘Half Way There’, their first collection of supersonic, harmony-rich pop-punk since the trio conquered the world with their second album ‘A Present For Everybody’ in 2003.
Spin ‘Half Way There’ and opening track ‘Nineties’ comes rushing out of the starting blocks. It's a blur of big hooks, pure energy and light-hearted references to Macauley Culkin, the Smashing Pumpkins and the “days of skipping school to watch The Goonies.” The manic pace continues with fantastical tales of being ‘Shipwrecked in Atlantis’ and paying tribute to Elon Musk with ‘A Race To Mars’. Yet this isn’t a carbon copy of exactly where Busted signed off.
Busted don’t know what will be happening in the year 3000. They can’t even say what 2020 has in store. But in the here and now, life is good. And that’s enough.
We are delighted to have Busted at VillaGaiety for the first time.