The Union’s Pete Shoulder is confident his band could comfortably co-exist with Thunder – should the celebrated blues rock heroes reform for good.

The demand for Danny Bowes, Luke Morley and co. is greater than ever following this summer’s ‘one-off’ comeback gig at the High Voltage festival.

And Thunder – featuring Union man Morley on lead guitar – are now inked in for a special Christmas show in Nottingham. 


That has led to renewed speculation that the band could be back for good – throwing the long-term future of The Union into doubt. But Thunder insist they have no plans to play live in 2012 and Shoulder doesn’t see a problem even if that decision is reversed.

“There’s no reason why The Union couldn’t co-exist with Thunder and the solo project I’m working on,” he said. “It just wouldn’t be a problem.

“But I don’t really worry about it. I don’t even have time to think about it! As a fan I’d love to see Thunder back and in an ideal world there’d be room for everyone.

“It’s possible to do it all from both mine and Luke’s point of view. But right now we want to do a bit more with The Union. And there’s a bit more to do yet!”

The Union release new album Siren’s Song next month – just a year after their hotly anticipated debut hot stores. And the band are supporting their second long player with a full headline tour of the UK.

“It’s a bit rockier than the first one but there are plenty of elements people will be familiar with. And we can’t wait to play a longer set with two albums’ worth of songs to pick from.”

Look out for a full interview with former Winterville man Shoulder here very soon.