- 21 Mar 22
The Edge was rumoured to have contributed tambourine on Aussie band Confidence Man's new album ‘TILT’, due out April 1 via Heavenly.
Confidence Man's Janet Planet has confirmed that U2's The Edge and Noel Gallagher will appear on the Aussie act's forthcoming album.
Gallagher told BBC Radio 1 three years ago that he was present at a party with The Edge and Confidence Man, which ended with him arguing with the band's neighbour on their behalf after complaints were made about the level of noise.
A rumour had also been swirling that The Edge had played tambourine on the band’s new album TILT, which lands on April 1, and Planet has since assured NME that there is truth to the tale.
“Noel and The Edge are actually both hidden on the record somewhere,” she remarked, saying: “I’m not supposed to talk about it. You’ll have to do some research on the YouTube comments.”
Planet hopes Gallagher will invited the band to support his UK summer tour dates, also noting Confidence Man's desire for Noel to introduce their Glastonbury set.
The indie electro-pop band from Brisbane formed in 2016. They released their award-winning debut album Confident Music For Confident People in April 2018 after unveiling debut single 'Bubblegum' in March 2017, signing to UK label Heavenly Records. With Janet Planet and Sugar Bones as the front duo, the outfit also features Clarence McGuffie and Reggie Goodchild as backing instrumentalists.
Confidence Man's headline show at Vicar Street, Dublin takes place on Friday, 17th June 2022.
New song 'Woman' is the opening track from their new album and follows on from previously released singles ‘Feels Like A Different Thing' and ‘Holiday’.
The Edge revealed back in November that U2 are currently working on a new album following the release of their first single in two years, ‘Your Song Saved My Life.’
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the guitarist explained that he had been working with bassist Adam Clayton on a new song.
“We are firmly locked in the tower of song and working away on a bunch of new things,” he said. “I’m just having so much fun writing and not necessarily having to think about where it’s going to go. It's more about enjoying the experience of writing and having no expectations or limitations on the process.”
The guitarist pointed out that the band hadn’t settled on any producers yet. “I so enjoyed working with Martin Garrix,” he said. U2 worked with the Dutch DJ on the anthemic Uefa Euro 2020 song ‘We Are The People.’
“I hope to work with him in the future. But we haven’t made any firm decisions on what the next thing will be in terms of personnel. I just don’t know.”
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