Massive Attack have almost finished new record

But band aren't in a rush to release it

Massive Attack have revealed they’re well on the way to finishing their fifth studio album.

The trip-hop band, who released their fourth record ‘100th Window’ back in 2003, said they’re not rushing its release though.

Founding member Robert Del Naja, aka 3D, explained: “We’ve never been in a hurry, that’s the way to do it and I think that may have something to do with the fact that we’re still around – because obviously we were never meant to hit the star and burn out quickly, it was always meant to be a slow sort of process.”

Speaking to bbc.co.uk/6music he added: “You develop as you get older and more mature, and as you change and move through life and experience stuff. Hopefully we’d like to think that that comes out in the music – so do it in your own time is my motto.”

Del Naja was secretive about how the new album will sound though, saying: “To be honest, until its mixed I can’t even tell you that and the mix will probably be one of those long, drawn out processes which will probably see us scrap at least half our recording budget in two weeks as we do it all over again!”