The Streets put new album back another year

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Mike Skinner is in a 'panic' about new record

Mike Skinner is “panicking” about The Streets’ next album, and has put the release date back to next year.

The hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2006 album ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ was originally due to hit shelves this year, but Skinner admits he has been working too hard on it, and is in need of some time away from the project.

“Making an album when you’re quite well known is a bit stressful,” he writes on his MySpace blog, “I’ve had to accept this week that because my album isn’t quite right yet it won’t be coming out this year.

“I think I’ve got the makings of a great record, but I’ve been working so hard on it my head is spinning at the end of every day and when I wake up each morning the first thing I feel is panic.

“I’ve decided to try to get some distance from it while we do this Scotland tour, Get Loaded (In The Park) and Ibiza. This also means I’ll maintain my tidy pattern of releasing an album in 2002, 2004, 2006 and, now, 2008.”