Singer Kelly Jones says the follow-up to 'Performance And Cocktails' features only two rockers...

The new STEREOPHONICS album contains only “two rock songs”, and is “a cross between Led Zeppelin and Neil Young“, according to vocalist KELLY JONES.

Speaking in the latest issue of Melody Maker, published nationwide tomorrow (July 26), Jones claims the band are “happy” with their progress so far, and are due to commence preparations for their headline slot at the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds over the next few weeks.

Speaking about the direction of the new album, Jones claimed the material to be more acoustic. He continued: “There’s a lot of Neil Young kind of acoustic stuff and there’s a lot of Led Zeppelin riff sort of stuff. It’s probably fair to say that it’s a cross between Led Zeppelin and Neil Young. There’s only two rock songs on it. We need a few more to be honest, it’s all a bit mellow at the moment.”

As previously revealed on nme.com, Stereophonics are currently taking a short break, but plan to insert a webcam in their studio, accessible via the band’s website, [url=]www.stereophonics.com, whereby fans can watch the band putting the final touches to the follow-up to last year’s ‘Performance and Cocktails’.

Speaking about the idea, bassist Richard Jones said: “We’ll probably work it so that it’s online for about an hour or so a day…we’d better tidy the place up for you!”

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