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- Posted on Jun 29th 2010 7:30AM by Johnny Dee
Speaking to the BBC's Radio 1 Newsbeat, accordion player Ben Lovett described the new direction as "more urgent."
"We're always writing," he told them. "We're going to evolve as we did whilst making this album. It's hard to say as we've got a lot of touring ahead of us and we write a lot on the road."
The band have toured extensively since releasing their 2009 debut 'Sigh No More,' something that Lovett claimed will play a major part in future lyrics.
"It's kind of tough," he said. "As amazing as the life [on the road] is, you spend a lot of time away from home as well.
"A lot of the first album we were at home. This time we've been away from our loved ones and our families -- I think there's a bit of rock and roll to express through that."
Before they return to the studio, the Oxford four-piece have a number of festival shows including T In The Park and Reading and Leeds. They've also just announced the dates of an autumn tour. Fans who pre-order tickets for the dates at the band's official website can buy a limited edition EP by The Wedding Band (a group that consist of Mumford and Sons and numerous musical friends).
Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday (June 30) and the dates are:
Glasgow O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland (Oct. 1)
Manchester Apollo, England (Oct. 2)
Brighton Dome, England (Oct. 4)
Nottingham Rock City, England (Oct. 5)
Bristol O2 Academy, England (Oct. 6)
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo, England (Oct. 8)