LITTLE TOE RAGS!

But it's a "modern-sounding record", honest...

The Zutons have looked to White Stripes for inspiration on their forthcoming single.

The band have been recording at London’s Toe Rag studios – the same vintage complex where Jack and Meg laid down their landmark 2003 album ‘Elephant’.

The sessions have spawned a single, ‘Don’t Ever Think (Too Much)’ , which is out on October 4.

Frontman Dave McCabe told NME.COM that this isn’t a sign of the band turning revivalist. He said: “We didn’t want to make a record that sounded old – we wanted to make a modern-sounding record in the most natural way.”

Of the song, McCabe said: ” It’s about a fella who’s on the top of a cliff about to jump off and then he stops and thinks ‘I’ve been thinking too much about everything, it’s time to settle down, time to chill.’ You know, about how your head races all the time. I think that’s part of growing up really, you don’t realise what’s wrong with you and someone says you worry too much or think too much about things.”

The band also tour later this year. They play:

Brighton Corn Exchange (October 4)

Bristol Anson Rooms (5)

Exeter University (6)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (8)

Portsmouth Pyramid (9)

Cardiff University (10)

Northampton Roadmenders (12)

Norwich Waterfront (13)

Leeds Metropolitan University (14)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (16)

Nottingham Rock City (17)

Newcastle University (19)

Glasgow QMU (21)

Manchester Academy (22)

Sheffield Leadmill (23)

Cambridge Junction (24)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (26)

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