SPREE-MENDOUS!

And frontman Tim DeLaughter tells NME.COM he's "really proud" of the groups' forthcoming new album...

Polyphonic Spree’s frontman TIM DELAUGHTER has revealed the band are on the verge of signing a new record deal in the UK – and that he’s “really proud” of their forthcoming second album.

As revealed on NME.COM earlier this month, the band have parted with 679 Recordings, although they have signed a deal with Hollywood Records in North America. But DeLaughter says the UK situation should be sorted it in time for the release of the follow-up to 2002’s ‘The Beginning Stages Of…’, due for release in early 2004.

DeLaughter said: “Yeah, well as you know we’ve signed with Hollywood Records, which is owned by Disney, in the States. And we’ve almost signed a new one in the UK too, but I can’t tell you about that until I literally sign on the dotted line.”

He added: “I’m selling tonnes of records over here (North America) – and I’m not even doing anything! But I’ve got one of the biggest distribution companies in the world making sure my record’s out there in the right places, so… Well, it’ll be interested to see what happens once we change labels. Then again, maybe Polyphonic Spree will never do it.

“I want people to know that we’re not a novelty act. We’ve got some great new stuff – the album’s almost finished being mixed. Shoot, man! I love the whole record! I’m really proud of it. It’s the best thing I’ve ever been part of.”

Polyphonic Spree are currently on a coast-to-coast US tour.

The remaining dates are:

Birmingham WorkPlay Theatre (25)

Asheville The Orange Peel (26)

Philadelphia First Unitarian Church (28)

Toronto Lee’s Palace (29-30)

Detroit Shelter (October 2)

Chicago Empty Bottle (5-6)

Chicago Metro (7)

Louisville Headliners (November 10)

Lawrence Liberty Hall (12-13)

Boulder Fox Theater (14)

Englewood Gothic Theater (15)

Seattle Graceland (17)

Portland Aladdin Theatre (18)

San Francisco Slim’s (19-20)

Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre (22)

San Diego The Scene (23-24)