The Gaslight Anthem reveal Pearl Jam inspiration on next record
The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon claims that Pearl Jam have inspired his band's plans for their next album.
The New Jersey four-piece, who only recently released their fourth album Handwritten, already have ideas for their fifth LP according to frontman Brian Fallon. He told Rolling Stone: "I want to do the No Code record [Pearl Jam's fourth album], that one. They did these three rock records, and [then] they all of a sudden went left turn. And everybody went, 'What the hell?' Then later, five years, they went, 'This is amazing.'"
He added: "We're searching for something new to do with songwriting, rather than just piecing together verses and choruses in more of a traditional sense. We're looking for some other thing – not some other genre, but something else. And it might not be the favourite of everyone, but [it] might be the 'weird' album coming up. I'm pretty sure it is."
The band recently paid tribute to their homestate of New Jersey in the video for their track "National Anthem". The video - which you can watch below - shows images of the devastation which befell the East Coast of the United States, including New York, because of Hurricane Sandy.
Meanwhile, the band will play a UK tour in March 2013. They will play nine dates on the stretch kicking off on March 21 at the O2 Academy, Bristol, before heading up to Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester and finishing up at London's Troxy.
The Gaslight Anthem will play:
O2 Academy Bristol (March 21)
O2 Academy Bristol (22)
O2 Academy Leeds (23)
O2 Academy Glasgow (24)
O2 Academy Glasgow (25)
Manchester, Academy (27, 28)
London, Troxy (29, 30)