The Big Pink going 'hip-hop' for second album

Band tell NME they're planning 'joyous' second record

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The Big Pink say their second album will see them turning their backs on indie rock to make a "hip-hop record".

Multi-instrumentalist Milo Cordell, speaking in the new issue of NME, said that they were aware of the cliche of indie bands saying they were embracing rap, but that wasn't putting them off.

"A lot of white, middle class bands say, ‘We’re going to make a hip-hop record’, but we’re actually going to do it," he said.

Although the band have talked in the past of being inspired by Dr Dre and Eminem, they have said that they want to record hip-hop in their own way. "In the same way that Massive Attack or Tricky or Portishead are hip-hop in their own way," Cordell added.

The band have just started work on the album with producer Paul Epworth (Florence And The Machine, Babyshambles).

The Big Pink are in the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now or available digitally.

The issue previews the 60 most exciting albums of 2011, also featuring The Strokes, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Beady Eye, La Roux, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and 52 other acts, with in-the-studio reports and photos.

Blog – which albums are you most looking forward to hearing in 2011?

Photo gallery – in the studio and beyond with the acts releasing new albums this year

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