New Young Pony Club: 'Recording our new album was like cutting our guts out'

Band joke about laboured recording process for 'The Optimist' - video

New Young Pony Club: 'Recording our new album was like cutting our guts out'

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New Young Pony Club's Andy Spence has joked about how recording the band's new album 'The Optimist' was akin to self-mutilation.

The band are set to return with the follow-up to 2007's 'Fantastic Playroom' on March 8, and have admitted that the recording of it was far from easy, including early scrapped studio sessions.

Watch an exclusive video interview with Spence and singer Tahita Bulmer on the right.

When asked in the video interview what the recording of the album was like, guitarist/producer Spence replied, "Like cutting my own guts out."

Bulmer added that while some songs came easily, some were hugely difficult to finish.

"Even on the first album you do a song, it was easy, great fun… but there were also moments when it was hard, it was gruelling," she said. "It was same on this album, you'd have moments of pure inspiration and you'd have moments when you are slogging your guts out."

New Young Pony Club are set to play a Shockwaves NME Awards Show at London's O2 Academy Islington on February 22.

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