Mike Finney and Alex Sidebottom are joined by live band members, Joe, Chris and Jonny, in a new band: New Distractions.
Following the third and final album by The Distractions (Kindly Leave The Stage, 2017) and the triumphant reissue of Nobody's Perfect, the gigging band of the last 4 years are starting a new chapter with new tracks (though classic Distractions tracks will never be far from setlists).
New Distractions will release a charity single on Friday 19th June 2020 in support of the COVID-19 Community Response in Manchester. In the tradition of songs about girls, 'Juliet' / 'Stacey' are 2019 studio recordings by New Distractions, and will be available to download on 19th June 2020 with proceeds to the charity. Further details to follow.