Band promise 'different' sounding album

Paramore have spoken about their plans for the follow up to 2007’s ‘Riot!’.

The Tennessee power punks are currently on tour in North America, and they are using their spare time wisely – by practising new songs during soundchecks.

Guitarist Josh Farro told Billboard that the group has “anywhere from seven to 10 songs”, and that the new record may well surprise people.

“The first record (2005’s ‘All We Know is Falling’) and ‘Riot!’ seemed to stay at the same level,” he explained. “But now we’ve got some really, really mellow songs that you’d never expect to hear out of our band, and then we’ve got even heavier songs than we’ve ever had. It’s gonna be a little different.”

Farro said that the band are due to head into the studio in January 2009, and have a mid-2009 release date pencilled in for the currently untitled album.

He also confirmed that vocalist Hayley Williams will again concentrate on lyrics for the record, leaving the rest of the band to focus on the music.