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Aside from a forthcoming UK headline appearance at this month's Big Chill weekender, 3D and Daddy G -- also known as Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall -- have been performing around Europe this Summer, headlining festivals in Croatia, France and Spain, having already toured their fifth studio album 'Heglioland' in the UK back in February.
The Massive Attack pair have already seriously started thinking about their next album, with Del Naja admitting to BBC 6 Music, "We're talking about writing at the moment, which way to approach it when we come off the tour. How we want to do it and what we want to get out of it and when we want to put it out. Continuing our languid experiment in our own way."
Marshall said he "hasn't the foggiest" about his own ideas for their sixth album, although he said they will have more of an idea when they hit the studio.
He said, "There's bits left over, there's things we can work on again. Obviously when we get back off tour we're going to go in the studio and start putting together new material and as 'D' was saying there are different approaches that we are going to look at for the future."
Del Naja also added after the star-studded guests -- Damon Albarn, Guy Garvey, Horace Andy -- of 'Heglioland' they may yet simplify their ideas and sound for the next record.
He said: "At the moment there's nothing we'd like to give away, but it was very communal the last record -- working with people we knew -- rather than that shot in the dark. Maybe we'll work with less people, keep things more simple, more phonic more instrumental, it could be different on every level."