In their native UK, Take That are a national treasure, regularly filling out not just arenas, but stadiums on their spectacular tours.
They’ve remained current by mixing up not only their line-up over the years (without Robbie, with Robbie, without Robbie again and now as a three piece), but also their sound.
Here in Australia, meanwhile, radio programmers on the whole remain ignorant of their new catalogue of British chart favourites, deeming them a ’90s act and, on occasion, throwing up the classic ‘Back For Good’.
Will those same programmers pay attention now that Gary, Mark and Howard have teamed up with UK drum and bass duo Sigma on their just-released new single ‘Cry’?
After all, Sigma’s a known quantity here, having placed in the top 20 with both ‘Nobody To Love’ and ‘Changing’, the latter featuring vocals from Ms Paloma Faith.
The Sigma boys do their bit, obviously, Gary and the boys provide the main vocals and there’s a gospel four piece backing them up, to give ‘Cry’ a full, euphoric-sounding chorus.
Could this be Take That’s ticket back to the Australian airwaves?