Glasvegas to record second album in Los Angeles – exclusive

James Allan reveals plans for follow-up to self-titled debut

Glasvegas frontman James Allan has revealed that the band are set to record their second album in Los Angeles this winter.

The singer/guitarist explained that he was moving to live in the west coast city permanently, and is going to build a home studio to demo the album before recording it with producer Rich Costey, who helmed the Glasgow band’s 2008 self-titled debut.

Allan revealed that songs set for inclusion on the album include ‘Sonic Silence’, ‘Whatever Hurts You Through The Night’ and ‘Born To Die’.


“I’ve got to set up the equipment in the house,” he told NME.COM. “I don’t like the idea of going into a studio and spending one block of time there. I’ve got a good bond with Rich, I believe he’s got more in him than the first record.”

The frontman added that despite the dour-sounding new song titles, he actually believed the album would be an optimistic affair.

“[For the first album] I left myself in a position of being stuck with a grey cloud hanging over me,” he explained. “I wanted to escape it – I like to think that a lot of my thoughts and optimism are going towards being liberated.”