'Red Alert' stars to concentrate on their new album instead...

BASEMENT JAXX have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at THE BOUTIQUE WEEKENDER to concentrate on finishing their album, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

“They’re on a really, really tight schedule,” explained a spokesperson for the band. “They just want to get the album finished as soon as possible.”

The Boutique Weekender takes place between March 16-18 at Pontin’s Camber Sands Holiday Centre.

The band’s follow-up to the critically hailed debut album ‘Remedy’ is now scheduled to be released in May or June.

Speaking in this week’s NME, Felix Buxton was effusive as to how recording was progressing.

“We can’t tell you what you can expect, it’s gonna be a surprise,” he said. “It’s bursting with originality, emotion and modern-day ecstasy.

“I think we always take a slightly new direction at every step,” he continued. “We’ve not started doing Malaysian folk or anything like that, so it’s not a radical change.”

Buxton also added that the band were currently examining all their live options, and that tours in the US, UK and Europe were under consideration.

See this week’s NME for the full interview.