The group tell nme.com they will alter their sound completely on their next album...
Asian Dub Foundation have declared they will radically reinvent their sound for their next album.
Talking to nme.com at the recent Reykjavik Music Festival in Iceland, guitarist Chandrasonic said that the band wanted to “reinvent” themselves when they go into the studio at the end of this year as he felt they had gone as far as they could with their current sound.
He said: “The last album was the final statement of that way of doing things, that sound of the drum and bass. We’re moving on and changing the whole thing.”
Chandrasonic added that they had a new drummer and percussionist in mind.”We’re going to work with a lot of different singers as well,” he said, though he refused to elaborate on who.
One possible candidate would be Primal Scream‘s Bobby Gillespie, who already has close links with the band.
Chandrasonic also hinted that the band may start to experiment a bit more and loosen their disciplined approach to the structure of their songs. He continued: “In the past, we’ve been about concentrating and compressing things down. It’s a very disciplined thing to do, like a guerrilla army kind of music. But that’s going to change next time.”
A spokesperson said the band had not recorded any tracks yet as they were too busy touring.
ADF play this year’s Reading/Leeds Carling Weekend and the Glasgow Green festivals over the weekend of August 25-28. They also plan to release another single from their album ‘Community Music’ in September.
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