Freebass, a super group formed by three legendary 80s bassists, Peter Hook of New Order, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, and former Stone Roses and current Primal Scream bassist Mani, are close to finishing their debut album after a whole two years together.

A post on the band's myspace page describes the mixing process, while they've also uploaded a new track onto the page. According to, the track is 'a rejected demo' rather than the completed version of a song called 'Sugar Daddy'.

Freebass are also streaming an older track entitled 'The Tower', recognisable as the theme tune for revived radio version of Channel 4's music show 'The Tube'.

As for the forthcoming album, it is untitled as yet, but will feature vocals from The Charlatans' Tim Burgess and former Haven singer Gary Briggs. A post from hook referenced new rival New Order group Bad Lieutenant, andrevealed vague plans to tour in late October, 'just to beat the competition'.