SHIRLEY SHE MUST KNOW WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE…

But she has no idea what it sounds like, somewhat bizarrely...

SHIRLEY MANSON has said she has no idea what kind of record GARBAGE have made, as their third studio album approaches completion.

The band are currently playing mixes of their new songs to publishers and their management team. Writing in her regular diary on the official Garbage website [url=]www.garbage.com, Manson claims it to be a “gut-wrenching experience”.

She wrote: “Our publisher is coming to visit us in the studio this afternoon, so we’re all in early pulling some mixes together for him to hear. It’s very exciting, but scary in the extreme to finally decide to play these songs we’ve been working on for ‘alien’ ears. It’s quite literally a gut-wrenching experience. So what kind of record have we made? Hell, I dunno! Don’t ask me.”

The band are continuing to work to complete the songs which will form the follow-up to ‘Version 2.0’. In the latest sessions, the band have been working on new track ‘Can’t Cry These Tears Anymore’.

Manson wrote: “Sang vocals on ‘Can’t Cry These Tears Anymore’ tonight and they sound super fan poptastic! I sang so hard for so long with such irrepressible enthusiasm I managed to give myself a nose-bleed! Beforehand I didn’t think I was going to be able to smoothly hit the high notes on this song.

“When I originally came up with the vocal part, I assumed we would change the original key when it came to recording the final version. Come this evening, however, no such changes had been made and I kept begging the boys to drop it down a step or two, but they were convinced I was going to be able to handle it. And I did, by golly! Lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven, my darlings.”

The as-yet-untitled record will be released later this year, although an official release date is yet to be confirmed.