Disclosure confirm they’re ‘nearly done’ working on ‘more song-based’ new album

The duo recently aired their first new music since debut album 'Settle'

Disclosure have discussed their upcoming second album after dropping new song ‘Bang That’ on Friday (May 1).

‘Bang That’ was given its world premiere on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show yesterday, with the UK electronic duo stopping by for a chat too. ‘Bang That’ has featured in many of Disclosure’s recent live sets and is based on a sample of 313 Bass Mechanics’ ‘Ghetto Fabulous’.

Speaking on the show, brothers Guy and Lawrence Howard revealed that they’re “nearly done” with work on their new album and that it will “definitely” be released in 2015, describing the effort as more “song-based” than its predecessor ‘Settle’.


Stating that they don’t wish to be pigeonholed as a “house music act”, they added, “A good song is a good song, you can play it in any genre or with whichever instrument and if it sounds good then it’s a good tune.”

Like on ‘Settle’, the pair confirmed that they’ll again be lending their voices for tracks, but there will also be various guest vocalists too. “There’s some amazing singers on there, from all over the place,” they claimed.

The duo also called ‘Bang That’ a “big club track for the summer” that they originally “only made for fun”, but have released to show that they haven’t forgotten the house scene from which they were spawned.

Disclosure added, “We want to tell everyone that we’re really excited… [but the album is] not totally finished yet, the tracklist is still to be discussed.”

Listen to the interview over at the BBC website, with ‘Bang That’ streaming below.


Next up for the duo will be their own music festival alongside Rudimental. Wildlife is set to take place in Brighton this June. The two-day event will see both acts perform live and a host of guests, including Sam Smith and Jamie xx also on the bill. The inaugural Wild Life takes place at Brighton City Airport on June 6-7.

Other acts confirmed for the festival include Nas, Mark Ronson, Earl Sweatshirt, George Ezra, Wu Tang Clan, Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, David Rodigan and Maya Jane Coles. Tickets for Wild Life are sold out.