The Who 'hoping' to release new material The Who Tickets

Pete Townshend has said he'll be trawling through his archives for tracks for a new LP

The Who 'hoping' to release new material

Photo: Colin Jones

The Who's Pete Townshend has said he is "hoping" to release new material with the band.

Speaking to Billboard, the guitar player said that he would be looking through unreleased material and seeing if there's enough there for a new album. He commented: "I'm trying to [look] through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganised music... I'll be pulling some songs out of 'Floss' to give to Roger [Daltrey] to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album."

Floss is Townshend's on-going rock opera project. Meanwhile, Townshend has written a song for US TV show The Americans. The track, titled 'It Must Be Done', is the first original song the guitarist has composed for a TV programme. The Americans is broadcast on the FX channel and follows two Soviet KGB officers posing as a married American couple in the suburbs of Washington DC. Townshend's song was initially intended to soundtrack a scene during which a car is followed but producers decided it didn't fit after the scene was edited. It will now appear during a scene described as "sex and murder". The episode will air on April 20 in the States.

Speaking to Billboard about composing the track, Townshend said: "I wanted to keep it very simple. Here's this couple whose whole life is about duty, duty without honor, duty without explanation. There are no accolades.They're not living a lie but doing things they find hard to do. Everybody has a part of their life that's difficult to explain. For me it's why the fuck am I in The Who?"

Read More On This Artist

The Who Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £119


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £82


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £68


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £98


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £83


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £65


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £87


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £65


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £112


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £88


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Who Tickets

from £88

back to top

More News
16 people hospitalised after drug overdoses at Skrillex concert
Run The Jewels release second album early online for free
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction & more to play inaugural BBC Music Awards
Death Cab For Cutie say their new album will 'win back' fans
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses Kesha's Dr Luke abuse claims
U2 say their free album was 'a bottle of milk in people's fridge that they weren't...
New York festival CMJ hit by Ebola scare
Foo Fighters preview Washington DC episode of 'Sonic Highways' - watch
Cold War Kids push new album release to March 2015
Chvrches share anime inspired 'Under The Tide' video - watch
Neil Young set for first ever art exhibition in California
Taylor Swift unveils '1989' tracklisting
50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens and Salt-N-Pepa join line-up for LGBT benefit concert in New York
Family of murdered teenager Alice Gross request donations be made to Youth Music charity
Professor Green to play in soundproof glass cube at shopping centre
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina to visit UK Parliament
Rapper ILoveMakkonnen attacked by audience member during a performance in New York - watch
The UK's 'smallest vinyl record shop' opens in a garden in Peterborough
FKA Twigs announces biggest UK headline show to date
Nicki Minaj falls asleep four times while being asked about her bum
Noel Gallagher reveals 'In The Heat Of The Moment' video – watch
Will Butler of Arcade Fire scores new documentary about Barack Obama impersonator

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
28 Nov 2014 Odyssey Belfast

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Who Tickets
from £119

30 Nov 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Who Tickets
from £82

02 Dec 2014 First Direct Arena Leeds

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Who Tickets
from £68

More Tickets

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM