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- Posted on Jan 13th 2010 5:17AM by Farah Ishaq
Working with Pink Floyd producer Chris Thomas in London, the band are hoping the follow-up to 2008's 'Twenty One,' will have a "bigger" more "widescreen" sound.
Blaine Harrison, the band's frontman, told BBC 6 Music that the five-piece have practiced the new tracks at secret live gigs alongside working in the studio for nine months. He said, "I think with this record, we're talking about going quite a lot bigger, adding some extra people."
He added, "A big thing that worked well for us was playing the songs live before we went into the studio. We spent a couple of weeks out in Berlin playing people's art spaces and pubs, and bedrooms, basically wherever we could play, but not announcing who we were."
The band, who recently signed to Rough Trade records, also admitted, "It's hard to know where the line is really, in terms of not wanting to change the band dynamic but actually wanting the sound to change, which is definitely present on the record. It sounds a lot more widescreen."
'Luminesence' is set for release around March, and the NME revealed song titles including 'Lorna Doone,' 'Flash,' 'Girl Is Gone,' Skinny Jeanne' and 'Alice Springs.'