Tuesday, March 30, 2010
[theprp.com] Oceansize have checked in with the following update on their new album and more:
“…So what’s new? Let’s have a think. Umm. Oh yeah. The fourth album.
Done all the drums. Done all the bass. Except for that song Steven thinks he can get away with not learning by insisting the bassline remain programmed. Done some guitars – Part Cardiac, ….Rocket, Magpie Soup, Pine. Nearly brought the fucking walls down with these absurdly ace/loud new amps we’ve borrowed. We’re recording all the songs we played on our recent tour, plus a whole bunch of others. The stuff you wont have heard is probably the weirder stuff we haven’t worked out how to play for real. Some stuff comes about by experimenting with studio tools and approaching things verrrry differently. Some stuff has been written at home all alone by various members, all lonely sounding.
What’s it sound like? Dunno, but I’m getting to that giddy part of the recording where i stop being all confused by the direction and start getting very excited and saying shit like ‘Fucking YES’ all the time. Most of the songs are shorter, but with no less ‘ideas’. Steven just added about 3 minutes to ‘Oscar Acceptance Speech‘, which is now about 8 minutes long. Doesn’t really feel like it though. A new song called ‘A Penny’s Weight‘ came out of a tiny idea from a discarded massive idea that we’d spent loads of time on then decided was total bollocks. We’re prone to that – running with something for months and then all seemingly waking up and going ‘nah’ all at the same time. Maybe it’s like that thing where girls all start having their periods simultaneously if they spend enough time together. Certainly, our bursts of mild insanity seem more frequent now we’ve got a target deadline. Predictable as ever.
Ah rambling now but you don’t mind. I know you don’t. Record’s due later this year.
In the meantime, Kong (featuring our very own Mark and Steven Hodson, which not a lot of people are aware of cos they don’t like to mention Oceansize in interviews – just like DJ Smashy’s avoidance of subjects ‘Charidy’-based) are embarking on their first European tour this week, supporting the splendid 65daysofstatic. Go see them, especially if you have floor space/exotic drugs/fender guitars/amplification/shiny new things etc to spare.
Kong dates are available HERE!
‘Everything’s as sound as clean and Everything is easy’ All love.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:57 PM