Supergrass working on ‘drone rock’ album

Band also look to krautrock for follow up to 'Diamond Hoo Haa'

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Supergrass have spoken about the recording of their new album, which the band say is now nearing completion.

The fourpiece, whose last album ‘Diamond Hoo Haa’ was released in 2008, revealed that they’ve been listening to krautrock and drone music while making the album, with Can and The Beatles‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ proving particularly inspirational.

Frontman Gaz Coombes added that they’ve been so influenced by drones that they’re thinking of calling the album ‘Release The Drones’.

“We’re using bits of drones through the tracks,” he told NME.COM, adding that the record has been “very collaborative”, with the bandmembers even swapping instruments on several tracks.

Supergrass are set to release the album this May on new label Cooking Vinyl. Coombes said they “mutually agreed to part ways” with Parlophone and EMI in 2008.

Meanwhile, Coombes and drummer Danny Goffey‘s sideproject The Hot Rats released their debut album ‘Turns Ons’ yesterday (January 25). The covers album, which also features Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, sees the band tackle tracks including Pink Floyd‘s ‘Bike’ and ‘E.M.I’ by The Sex Pistols.

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