Tribes: 'We want to get our next album out early next year'

Johnny Lloyd also says they'll be road-testing new songs during the summer festivals

Tribes: 'We want to get our next album out early next year'

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Tribes have spoken about their plans for their second studio album and revealed that they are aiming to get it out as soon as early 2013.

The London indie rockers, who only released their debut album 'Baby' in January, have just completed a US tour and will hit the road in the UK again later this month.

However, singer Johnny Lloyd has told NME that the band already "have a batch of new songs" ready and they're looking to record them as soon as they can.

Asked about their plans for his band's second album, Lloyd said: "We want to get the new album out early next year. We've been talking with Island (their record label) about when we'll put it out. We started recording 'Baby' in April last year so we've had those songs for a long time and we want to be constantly on the road and the only way we can do that is by constantly putting stuff out. We've been working quite hard on a batch of songs for the new record. I'd like to get it out early next year, but I'm not sure the label will like that."

Then asked when fans could expect to here their new songs, Lloyd replied by saying that the band planned to road-test them during their forthcoming live shows and festival slots.

He said of this: "We'll drop in the new songs here and there, Tribes fans are really good like that, they're always receptive to new stuff. Kids have always been really good in hearing all of our catalogue and I hope they'll be into the new stuff."

Then asked when the band would most likely enter the studio, Lloyd said he hoped it would be in September. He also added that he and his bandmates had the ambition of putting out a studio album every single year.

Asked when he wanted to record, Lloyd said: "September would be the obvious break, it depends what release date we're given. We're really up for being a classic 1970s rock band who puts out an album every year. It really freaks me out having three or four years between records. I don't understand what you do with yourselves. We need to be in there and working and getting them out as quickly as we can. I'm excited to record again. The next record will be better than 'Baby' in a lot of ways."

Tribes will tour the UK later this month, playing 14 shows in all. The tour begins at Brighton's The Haunt on April 21, before the band play London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on April 27 and finish up at Birmingham's O2 Academy 2 on May 9.

You can watch a video interview with the band from this year's NME Awards by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Tribes will play:

Brighton The Haunt (April 21)
Norwich Arts Centre (22)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (24)
Bristol Thekla (25)
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (27)
Leeds Cockpit (29)
Glasgow Oran Mor (30)
Manchester Academy 3 (May 1)
O2 Academy Liverpool 2 (3)
Dublin Academy 2 (4)
Belfast Stiff Kitten (5)
Sheffield Leadmill (7)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (8)
O2 Academy Birmingham 2 (9)


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