Dougie Poynter forming alternative band during McFly hiatus


Dougie Poynter has formed a new band while his Mcfly bandmates pursue solo projects.

The bassist confirmed reports suggesting he had formed the rock band INK. with his close friends Todd Dorigo and Corey Alexander on Instagram on Wednesday (14Mar18).

“I started writing some music with some mates of mine @mrcoreyalexander and @todddorigo. We are called INK. @ink.washere because we love Ralph Steadman,” he wrote, referring to the British artist.

He also shared a sample of their music, which is a departure from McFly’s pop roots, in a black-and-white video clip, which shows them playing music and walking across snow-covered fields. He also shared a different promotional video on his Instagram Story as well as a link to their Spotify and Instagram pages.

The news was first reported in Britain’s The Sun newspaper on Wednesday. A source told the publication, “Dougie has always wanted to try something different, which is what INK. is all about.

“He’s never had the time until now, so he’s relishing playing completely unheard tracks to a whole new audience. Dougie will always remain loyal to McFly. But given their year off, he’s keen to play music close to his heart… Their sound will be alternative rock, with hints of grunge, classic rock and new wave.”

His bandmate Danny Jones is currently working as a songwriter and a judge on The Voice Kids, Tom Fletcher is working on novels and Harry Judd is developing a fitness career.