Posted by Sandra on December 2 2012

The boys say the lead single was like a ‘bad Lady GaGa song’ and wish they’d released ‘IF U C Kate’

McFly are their own worst critics and they’ve revealed that ‘Above the Noise’, their fifth studio album, is their least favourite. And they’ve got harsh words for the album’s lead single, ‘Party Girl.’

Stricly Come Dancing champion Harry Judd had the harshest words for the album, which stopped cold at number 20 in the UK album chart.

“If it was up to us, we would have released ‘IF UC Kate’ as the first single. None of us wanted to release ‘Party Girl’. It didn’t even cross our minds that it would have been a single,” he admitted. “It was like a bad version of a Lady GaGa song. Looking back, it really wasn’t us.”

The single was criticised as being too much like Lady GaGa during its original release, with some critics questioning such a surreal change of direction for the band. Despite the weird lead single, ‘Above the Noise’ did earn the band some strong reviews. ‘Shine a Light,’ ‘End of the World,’ and ‘iF UC Kate’ were singled out as the best.

Tom Fletcher told the entertainment website that the band wanted to do something different: “We thought we’d try something really drastic and try a completely different producer from a different genre of music.

“Universal heard a couple of demos and said they were interested in re-signing us. They set us up with Dallas Austin and we recorded the whole album with him. It was a great experience and it was fun to shake things up a bit.”

He laughed about the experience, but admitted that he sees the record in a more positive light now.

“When I play it back, I like it more than I remember.”

McFly’s greatest hits album ‘Memory Lane’ is available now.

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Posted by Sandra on January 17 2012

If you log in to the SuperCity you’ll see tons of new pics of Dougie and the rest of the boys from the Above the Noise tour taken by Dean Sherwood.

Click HERE to go to the SuperCity

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 18 2011

The NME website is doing a search for the best professional music photography and Dean Sherwood is included with a pic of McFLY and one of each member of the band. The pic of Dougie is from the Above the Noise tour in Wembley and the one of the band is from the show in Nottingham, from the Above the Noise Tour too.

To vote for Dougie’s pic and McFLY’s one just click on each pic. You can vote for the other guys too at the same page.:)

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 16 2011

I added to the gallery some EXCLUSIVE pics from the shows the guys did in Liverpool with the Above the Noise, Up Close… But This Time It’s Personal and the Radio:ACTIVE tours.

Big thanks to the lovely Micky from fletchersource.com for the pics.

[x95]ABOVE THE NOISE TOUR > LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL – MARCH 29

[x101]UP CLOSE.. BUT THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL TOUR > ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL – JULY 11

[x60] RADIO: ACTIVE TOUR > ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL – NOVEMBER 29

 
 

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