GOMEZ GET ‘TOUCHED UP’

New material 'mental' claim Gomez...

Gomez have recorded seven new tracks at Peter Gabriel‘s Real World Studios.

Titles include ‘Do’s And Don’ts’, ‘Touchin’ Up’ and ‘Machismo’. Gomez singer/guitarist Ian Ball recently told a US website that ‘Do’s And Don’ts’ was a slight departure for the band. He said: “It’s pretty mental, the likes of which we’ve never really done before.

“It’s really, really dark, and dubbed up and very, very strange. It sounds like a song Muddy Waters might have written about 40 years ago but played in a Leftfield style. But you can’t dance to it. You can fall over to it but you certainly can’t dance to it. It’s very, very odd.” Of ‘Machismo’ he said: “It’s a complete party classic, which we haven’t done in awhile. It will offset the doom of ‘Do’s And Don’ts’.”

A UK spokesman for the band confirmed the new songs had been recorded but couldn’t say when or even whether they would be released as a follow-up album to last year’s ‘Liquid Skin’.

Gomez are about to embark on a US tour before returning to the UK to play summer festivals.