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- Posted on Aug 23rd 2010 12:00PM by James Lawrenson
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Speaking to BBC 6 Music, frontman Guy Garvey said, "The working title of the album at the moment is 'Lippy Kids.'"
Giving more detail about the title and themes of the album, Garvey said, "It's quite a nostalgic thing. I've got a thing about growing up: not needing to! But a certain period of your life when -- well kids are called 'hoodies' these days aren't they when they reach their teens. I remember it being an amazing important time, so I've written a lot about that."
The band have been holed up in the studio throughout 2010. As Spinner previously reported, the album is unlikely to be too much of a departure from the band's past work, despite Garvey having suggested that the album would see a departure in sound towards shoegaze and psychedelia.
The record, their fifth, is currently about three quarters completed, suggesting that it should be released at some point in 2011, with the band keen to get it out on the road.
'The Seldom Seen Kid' was their breakthrough album, winning a Brit award and two Ivor Novello, as well as the Mercury Music Prize in 2008. On receiving the latter, Garvey declared it "the best thing that's ever happened to us."
Everything is going well with 'Lippy Kids' at the moment, with Garvey admitting, "We're all buzzing off it. You have periods of nervousness and then you have periods of elation. And we're all buzzing off it at the minute."