Nine Inch Nails have two new songs for 2013 live dates

Trent Reznor speaks about band's live plans ahead of Reading and Leeds appearances

Trent Reznor has revealed that Nine Inch Nails are working on two new songs, which they could play live when they perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer.

Reznor recently announced the return of Nine Inch Nails after spending time working on a number of film scores and also writing and recording an album with his other band, How To Destroy Angels. Nine Inch Nails will perform their only UK shows of 2013 at Reading and Leeds, performing directly before headliners Biffy Clyro.

Speaking to NME about the possibility of fans hearing new material during the festival sets, Reznor said: “There isn’t any new material to play except from a couple of tracks Adrian (Belew, King Crimson guitarist and new member of Nine Inch Nails) and I started experimenting on that were intended to go on a greatest hits record. We decided to push that back to 2014, and there’s no new record scheduled at this point.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Reznor spoke about the make-up of Nine Inch Nails live shows and what fans should expect. “The intention is to reconstruct songs based on this new instrumentation and only play songs we as a band feel good about. With Nine Inch Nails last time, I felt that I’d explored that kind of bludgeoning rock thing in a lot of different ways, like I’d done everything I could do with that format.”

Nine Inch Nails announced their return with a statement released in February of this year. Appearing alongside Reznor will be Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv alongside long-term collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.

Read the full interview with Trent Reznor in this week’s NME, available nationwide from today (March 13).

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