Posted by Sandra on September 15 2016 0 Comments McFLY, News

5 Colours In Her Hair and All About You have become modern classics, but the band won’t let it influence their songwriting.

McFly admit they have felt pressured in the past to write the next big chart topping hit after a string of early successes.

Tom Fletcher , Danny Jones , Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd have dominated the top of the charts since 5 Colours In Her Hair stormed to the number one spot in 2004.

Their current Anthology Tour is giving them a chance to perform their five studios albums to date – Room On The 3rd Floor, Wonderland, Motion in the Ocean, Radio:Active and Above The Noise – in full and reflect on their career thus far.

With seven Number One singles – and another 12 that made the Top 10 – they continue to write memorable hooks that have stuck with music-lovers for more than a decade.

However, they admit it can be difficult to avoid writing what comes naturally, rather than trying for the next big hit.

McFly CONFIRM album six as they reveal start date for work on highly anticipated new record

“You get caught up, and you’re like you’ve got to make hits to enable us to keep going,” Harry tells Mirror Celebs.

“Sometimes the hits are all songs we love, but sometimes it can influence you too much in how you write lyrically or produce the songs.”

It’s been amazing for the band – who have just completed a three-night run at Manchester’s Academy 1 – to get a chance to look back on their career with more than 60 songs played over each stop on the tour.

Tom explains: “Doing McBusted for a couple of years, we wanted to do something just the four of us. These kind of shows as well, it wouldn’t have worked in big arenas.”

Harry adds: “We were like, if we’re going to go back in with McFly, let’s go on tour. What can we do that’s different? Give something to the fans, and that can be a stepping stone for what is to come.”

There have been slip-ups during some of the older album tracks – many played for the first time ever this week – but the crowd and the boys all love the intimacy and unpredictability.

Sweaty, packed venues with just four blokes and their instruments on stage is a far cry from their McBusted arena tours alongside Matt Willis and James Bourne , which featured flying DeLorean’s, space ships and a lot of theatrics.

As well as the challenges that come with such a huge spectacle, the group were also faced with fans calling for McFly and their still-unreleased sixth album.

“We got so much s**t,” Tom laughs. “We were genuinely excited about McBusted, but it didn’t mean we didn’t want to do album six.”

“It was difficult because it’s like, we know, but we’re doing McBusted, so shush. It’s like…we know, and I get why you want McFly, I get it, but we’ve got to commit to McBusted right now,” Harry says.

It’s a different era for McFly, whose fanbase are growing up with them – and it’s giving them more freedom with their writing, and more control.
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Posted by Sandra on September 15 2016 0 Comments McFLY, News

The All About You band are ready to begin writing tracks for their upcoming LP – after SCRAPPING a lot of new songs.

The 5 Colours In Her Hair pop rock band – made up of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd – have kept fans waiting for the follow-up to 2010’s Above The Noise, but it’s finally time to get back to writing as a group.

After completing a record in Texas, the boys switched their focus to McBusted, putting out a self-titled album with pals James Bourne and Matt Willis before touring the UK as a six-piece.

However, they’re now ready to put the focus back on McFly and revealed to Mirror Celebs that they already have a plan in place.

Harry confirmed they will kick start work on the record over the next few months, with Tom adding: “New year, new album. We’ll start writing [in January].”

Fans hoping to listen to the elusive album six will have to wait a little longer, with the group explaining they will start writing from scratch for the new LP.

“We’ve got album songs that could be ready to go, we don’t want to take away that exciting part of being in a band,” Tom said.

“[But album six] was natural, it didn’t sound anything like Above The Noise… We recorded it live as much as possible, in one take… I imagine the next album will be mostly new songs.”

However, McFly – who confirmed the tracks from the scrapped album will most likely be released in some form – did reveal that fans have actually already heard a song from the Texas sessions.

Harry said: “One of the songs from album six ended up on the McBusted album, which was Getting It Out. We recorded it in Texas but then recorded it for the McBusted album.”


Posted by Sandra on August 30 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News, Uncategorized

In a tiny courtyard off a central London office, one quarter of the boy band McFly is doing his best to hold it together. Dougie Poynter flew in from New York this morning and is severely jet-lagged.

Luckily, the 28-year-old bass guitarist is wearing his insomnia – and a pair of skin-tight black jeans teamed with a wide-brimmed Canadian Mountie-style hat – remarkably well; and he has come prepared.

“I made notes on the plane,” he says, ferreting out an iPhone from his back pocket. “I’ve written a bunch of key points because it is scientific as well as political. You have to get it right. You can’t just chuck something out there that you believe.”

For once, Poynter won’t be talking (much) about his music career with the boy band that celebrated its thirteenth anniversary earlier this month, and entered the Guinness World Record Books in 2004 as the youngest band to have a debut album sail straight in at number No.1 – a title previously held by the Beatles.

Today, Poynter, who looks a younger, cleaner version of Nineties grunge hero Kurt Cobain, is more concerned with micro plastics. A recent trip to LA and a chance meeting with Dr Marcus Eriksen, one of the founder members of 5 Gyres, a charitable organisation dedicated to reducing plastic pollution, threw Poynter head long “down the rabbit hole” of global plastic consumption. The light-bulb moment came when Eriksen showed him a 45-pound ball of indigestible plastic that he had found in the skeleton of a camel in the Sahara desert. The camel had died of starvation, unable to process the almighty gastrolith, while its stomach was telling its brain it was full.

Poynter returned particularly enraged by our use of plastic microbeads – a feature of millions of moisturisers, lip balms, shaving foams, face washes and exfoliators that are rinsed down the sink and into our streams and oceans in their trillions every day – and penned a heartfelt open letter of concern, which went viral online.

Keen to hone his point, he produces a bottle of a market leading brand’s blackhead clearing daily scrub.

“The fish are eating the micro plastics from things like this. They get infected with these toxins which are known to cause all different types of diseases, including problems with reproductive systems [in fish] and diabetes [in humans who eat the infected fish]. It goes up the food chain and comes back to us. Plastic production has surged from 15 million tonnes in 1964 to 311 million tonnes in 2014. That’s a 2,000 per cent increase. Now one in every four fish contains plastic which has these toxins in. We are literally eating our own trash.”

In July, Richard Thomson, professor of marine biology at Plymouth University, revealed that as many as 94,500 microbeads are flushed down the sink with each wash, and some products contain as many as 2.8 million beads in a single bottle. Given that 1.1 million men and women use the scrubs every day and the beads are between 0.001 mm and 1mm in diameter, our sewage treatment systems haven’t a hope of containing the problem.

“We are pumping this stuff out and nobody knows,” says Poynter, his voice soft but urgent.

Several nations, including the US, have already banned microbeads and Cosmetics Europe, which represents more than 4,000 personal care product manufacturers, has recommended its members phase them out by 2020. In June a petition of more than 300,000 signatures was delivered to David Cameron requesting a UK ban and the subject will be back up for debate later this year after an inquiry this summer.

Poynter’s fervour and plastic know-how are a surprise for a pop star better known for singing about a girl with five colours in her hair, now signed to the same modelling agency as Kate Moss. Poynter uses a Kiehl’s plastic-free face wash himself, and the band are looking into alternatives to plastic bottled water on tour. He warns against buying products with polyethylene written on the back and says we need to find replacements for single-use plastics such as bags, straws, cups and containers.

“That is the only way we can stamp it out,” he says, now in full flow, all trace of jet-lag evaporated. “These are big companies. They are the biggest companies in the world. No one is going to tackle them. They are lobbying our governments. The only thing we can do is stop using their products.”

Douglas Lee Poynter, whose nicknames include Hoodrat, Captain Doug Wash and Butty (“I respond to any name”), was brought up in Essex, near Southend. His mother, Sam, is a beautician and he hasn’t seen his father, Gary, for years after he walked out on them. He has one younger sister, Jasmine, 25, whom he is close to, and credits his natural curiosity in the environment and conservation issues to owning reptiles as a boy. He bred bearded dragons to pay for his first guitar.

He joined McFly at 15, having answered an advert in NME. The band’s staggering longevity, amid a sea of flat-packed reality TV-manufactured artists, he puts down to genuinely getting on “like brothers”. Which is to say, ones who get on well.

Perhaps part of their appeal is also a healthy sense of humour. Three years ago, McFly joined forces with two thirds of their boy-band contemporaries, Busted, to create the phenomenally bankable supergroup McBusted. He laughs today that this was “the joke that went too far”, but doesn’t rule out re-forming in the future.

Besides taking a stand against polyethylene, Poynter is also branching out into acting, and has spent the past two years taking acting classes in Los Angeles, the fruits of which have landed him a role in an indie film called Cat and the Band. Filming has been paused so that he can fit in McFly’s latest tour, Anthology, which begins next month, but he is “stoked” about it none the less. Is there anything else coming out that we’ll recognise him in?

“Not that I can say. There are things going on. It is all really [he does two enthusiastic thumbs up]. I am very happy.”

I suggest the role of James Bond is still up for grabs. At this, his face creases with mirth.

“I am a little short. I could probably play Oddjob. If they want to bring him back, I’ll do that.”

Until late last year Poynter was a regular gossip column fixture thanks to his two-year, on-off relationship with the singer Ellie Goulding. He has previously described their final break-up as “hard”, but insisted they are still “the best of friends”. Earlier this summer, however, Goulding was linked to Prince Harry, after the pair were spotted getting close at the polo.

Today, Poynter is keen to give the subject a wide berth, politely declining to go into particulars. I tell him that when researching this interview, the sheer volume of headlines about their relationship status was astounding.

“Unfortunately, that is what people are attracted to. No one is really interested in anything else.”

Does he feel as though it defined him more than it should?

“Since doing the band from such an early age, I think I’ve learnt to disconnect from that world.”

He pauses. “None of it seems to really faze me.”

What does faze him?

“Plastic,” he enthuses, again.


Posted by Sandra on August 23 2016 0 Comments McFLY, News, The Anthology Tour

Looks love we’ll have new Mcfly music soon!!!

DOUGIE Poynter has confirmed McFly are working on new music for the first time in six years ahead of their comeback Anthology Tour in September.

Following a three year break, where the boys scrapped their sixth studio album to join forces with Matt Willis and James Bourne and form supergroup McBusted, the bass player has revealed McFly have big plans for the future.

“There will be new McFly music,” he confirmed to The Sun Online at V Festival.

“There’s a few ideas floating around already, we’ll hopefully be writing stuff on tour.”

The new McFly material will follow their fifth album Above the Noise which was released in 2010.

Where as a sixth album was expected to follow, the boys scrapped all plans after forming McBusted and are now starting from scratch.

They released Memory Lane: The Best Of McFly in 2012.

In June, Tom excited fans by posting a selfie at a piano to McFly’s official Facebook with the caption: “Writing.”

Talking about reuniting as the four-piece, Dougie added: “McFly will always be there.

“They’re my family, we’re all brothers.”

McFly first formed in 2003, with members Dougie, Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd topping the charts with debut album Room On The Third Floor.

The band spent the next decade selling out arenas around the country, before joining forces with Matt and James for two years of McBusted.

In September they’ll regroup and head out on their sold out comeback Anthology Tour.

The intimate tour will see the boys playing three consecutive nights in four different cities.

McFly will be heading to Manchester, London, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Each evening they’ll play two of their albums in full, with each city hearing every single McFly track ever released across the three nights.

The tour, initially scheduled for June, was pushed back to September after Harry suffered a neck injury.

Now fighting fit after rehab and a period of rest, McFly are ready to burst back into the spotlight.


Posted by Sandra on July 18 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News, Photo gallery update

Dougie did a new photoshoot an interview with FAULT Magazine and he talks about McFly, his acting career and the tour.


Dougie Poynter first burst onto the scene back in 2004 as part of the band Mcfly  who in their career spanning over thirteen years have amassed 19 top 10 singles, 5 albums and will be heading off on their 14th tour in September! Dougie’s personal writing skills are just as impressive, credited for his songwriting on tracks by 5SOS and One Direction respectively, he has also cut his teeth as FAULT Magazine’s own guest reporter at London Collection Man. 

We caught up with Dougie to discuss next month’s tour, favourite band moments and where his creative steps will take him.

When the news broke that bandmate Harry Judd had suffered a neck injury forcing you to postpone your Mcfly Anthology tour, were you relieved for the extra rehearsal time?

It’s weird, it felt like someone had moved Christmas. I’m still very excited though and now Danny will actually have learned all the songs again. The only bit of production we were bringing on tour was an autocue for lyrics so it’ll be nice to just let loose without it!

You’re going from 6 members in McBusted back to 4 in Mcfly, will the stage feel more daunting with less members?

There will be more space, that’s for sure because with 6 of us we were constantly running into each other. When we would play arenas it was fine because the stage was massive but our guitars came away full of dents! I have some gnarly jumps up my sleeve now we have the extra space.

In a few words, what can fans expect to see on your tour?

It’s every album back to back. There will be songs that as a band we’ve only ever played one time during recording sessions but never played live. It will definitely be a one off for us.

Looking back to 2013 and to McFly’s first album, many people said you’d be a passing fancy but here you are in 2016 you’re about to embark on nationwide tour. How does it feel to prove so many naysayers wrong?

It doesn’t feel like good in a smug sense because for us it’s been a continuous thing. It really weirds us out when people are like “you were my first concert when I was in year 6” and now they’re all adults with jobs and kids! We’ve never really stopped working, even when we took 9 months off after McBusted to work on other projects, we were all still working.

We are just grateful that we have had the opportunity to stay making music because we always say to ourselves that “the band won’t be around forever” although we’re starting to think it will be! Our awesome fanbase keeps us going even though we haven’t released new music in so long. We’ve actually recorded 2 albums and just scrapped them because we can’t make up our minds at all!

Do you foresee there will be McFly tour when you’re old and grey?

If we survive that is! Everyone keeps hurting themselves, Harry has slipped a disc and Danny fractured his elbow so it’s pretty good we had more time to recoup and recover!

Can you pinpoint one favourite moment from your career?

We’ve done some really cool stuff and won awards and set world records but honestly, when we’re all together and reminiscing, our favourite moments are when we’re just pissing around and getting up to no good. It’s the little things…Although it is nice to win awards.

Future plans for the rest of the year?

Everyone has their own thing going on. As we’ve gotten older our solo careers keep us busy, Tom has his songwriting and Danny is a DJ and I’ve been out in the states doing my own thing. We’ll probably postpone the tour again after I hurt myself on this shoot!

What are you working on in the states?

I’ve been studying acting for the last 2 years. I just really enjoy studying and taking on new crafts. It’s a bit of everything and by the end of the tour I plan to relocate to LA and continue the acting.

Despite only ever putting your music out there, the press continuously write about your personal relationships, has that pressure every become too much for you?

I don’t like the personal stories about me. It always freaks me out, I know some celebrities can just brush it off and say any press is good press but there’s something about it that makes me feel very uneasy.

What is your FAULT?

I hate the feeling of powerlessness. I’ve been very involved with charities cleaning up the ocean and stopping plastics and micro plastics from being dumped but it Is bewildering to see just how much needs to be done and how little I can do alone.


Posted by Sandra on June 14 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter

Yesterday was the last day of the LCM and Dougie attended some events during the day including the One Of The Boys & Samuel L.Jackson Karaoke at the Abbey Road Studios.






Posted by Sandra on June 13 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, News

Burberry hosted a super swanky soiree for London Collections: Men so our resident vlogger, Joshington Hosts chatted to Dougie Poynter, Suki Waterhouse, Jeremy Irvine and Tom Odell about lucky pants, party routines and major turn offs.

Dougie Poynter is no stranger to the male cleavage but his tips for nailing it? ‘Some chest hair and necklaces to distract from the boobs. Guys find it easier to get away with a nipple slip, right?’ The McFly star wasn’t the only one rocking out with his chest out, the singer, Tom Odell even unbuttoned another button for Joshington Hosts. HOW RACY! Talk about raising the temperature!

I can’t add the video so you can watch it HERE

Posted by Sandra on June 13 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, Photo gallery update

I did a big update to the gallery with all the pics of Dougie from this last week including the ones from the Glamour Awards and from the different events he attended during the London Collections Men week. Enjoy!













Posted by Sandra on June 12 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News

With his hipster hair and rugged, manly chest, it’s little wonder why Perrie Edwards has just confessed to thinking Dougie Poynter is ‘pretty cute.’

The McFly singer joined the stars at a Tommy Hilfiger dinner during London Collections: Men on Saturday, just as his rumoured new love interest was being questioned about their connection.

It’s been four days since Dougie and Little Mix’s Perrie appeared ‘inseparable’ in one corner of Tuesday’s Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.

‘Dougie’s lovely, he’s a good mate. He is pretty cute yeah,’ Perrie told The Sun on Saturday as she performed across town at Wembley Stadium, London for the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

Of their reported tryst, a source told MailOnline earlier this week: ‘They were pretty inseparable at the [Glamour Awards] after show.

‘Dougie, 28, was with Perrie, 22, for ages looking cosy. He didn’t leave her side towards the end of the night.’

‘She was enjoying his company and broke off from the other Little Mix girls to spend time with him. She looked really happy.’

Dougie was left heartbroken when he split from his last pop princess girlfriend, Ellie Goulding, 29, in March and Perrie has remained single after splitting from former fiancé Zayn Malik.

But from one boyband singer to another, Dougie’s mind was focussed on fashion this weekend as he put in yet another appearance at LC:M.

Joining him on the night were a host of dapper chaps, including Olivia Palermo’s husband Johannes Huebl and Pixie Lott’s boyfriend Oliver Cheshire.

Known for his fashion know-how Britain’s Next Top Model judge Paul Sculfor was also looked slick in a smart suit and tie.

Meanwhile, the man himself was sure to make an appearance, since fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger spent time mingling with his guests.


Posted by Sandra on June 12 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, News

The boys put on a dapper and stylish display as they stepped out at the glitzy bash in London.

The Glamour Women of the Year Awards is taking over London, and the boys are out in style to show their support.

While the likes of Kourtney Kardashian and Amanda Holden have taken over the red carpet in stunning gowns, the men have also made their mark as they arrived at the annual ceremony on Tuesday night.

McFly star Dougie Poynter made an impact in a leather jacket adding a flash of colour to the all black outfit underneath, adding a pair of boots to complete the look.

Singer Craig David stuck to a similar style and colour scheme, although the hunk completed his look with a grey suit jacket to give a dapper feel to his image.

Meanwhile, former Union J singer George Shelley went for a much bolder choice in a grey suit worn over a colourful patterned shirt.

Comedian Jack Whitehall was amongst those on the red carpet, and went for a classic black suit and tie as he posed for the cameras.

It was a style choice also chosen by Tom Evans, who went for a pale blue shirt and red tie under his jacket.


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