British space rockers Spiritualized have spoken exclusively to ClashMusic about their forthcoming album.
Emerging from the rubble of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized have gone on to become one of the country’s best loved groups. Through their orchestral diversions, interest in freeform jazz and of course the raucous garage rock elements the band have delighted and confused fans for almost 20 years.
Since 2008’s ‘Songs In A&E’ however the trail has gone cold. Spiritualized seemed to be taking time off to reflect, with the band currently gearing up to re-visit their classic 1997 album ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’.
Speaking to ClashMusic about the forthcoming re-issue, lead singer Jason Pierce claimed that the band have “got a good piece of the next album together already”.
“We’ve been allowed to do the whole ‘Ladies And Gentlemen…’ thing without getting losing sight of the album. I think it’s good to look back from time to time, get a whole load of where you were at.”
Continuing, the singer claimed that the new material could see a return to the vast orchestral style that marks ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’.
“I like the idea of an album being a record of your indulgencies. They’re records of your obsessions and that’s what you get down. If that’s what you’re obsessed with at that time then that’s what goes down on the records.”
Look out for the full interview with Jason Pierce soon!
The expanded version of ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’ is out now.