Frederick Breedon IV, Getty Images Hank Williams Jr. has revealed his summer…
- Posted on Jun 11th 2010 6:30AM by Tom Davenport
As a band renowned for their heavy touring, bassist James Johnson acknowledges they have to take the opportunity to write in the space between live commitments, the band told the BBC's Newsbeat web site. "We've been working on some things when we get a chance and when we're at home. I guess the good thing about summer is we get to go home for a few days every week and we'll definitely be working on stuff over the summer.
"We'll be really excited to do it as soon as possible. We've obviously got a lot of things coming up but that is definitely top of our priorities for the moment."
Perhaps the fact that they are well-travelled helps with their creative process. "You don't even know sometimes when you're soaking up inspiration," said singer Simon Neil. "It's only when you really stop and you're at home and you think about things that you've experienced that it starts to come out.
"At the time it can sometimes pass in a blur but when we're writing records it's normally talking about a couple of years of our lives."
The band will next face festival-goers in the Isle of Wight this weekend on a bill that includes the Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and Sir Paul McCartney. In the coming months they will perform at T in the Park and the Reading and Leeds festivals, before a UK tour in the autumn.