Hercules And Love Affair get to work on second album

Andy Butler has been listening to a lot of Brian Eno...

Hercules And Love Affair leader Andy Butler has revealed that his band are working on a “trance”-driven second album.

Butler said that the New York collective’s new material has been heavily influenced by Brian Eno.

“I’ve been working on more minimalist compositions,” Butler said. “I’d say I’ve written maybe two or three songs which are informed by that tradition.


“There’s something trance-like and soft about the music. It’s almost akin to an artist like Brian Eno, a kind of ambient pop thing.”

Butler also claimed said the follow-up to Hercules And Love Affair‘s self-titled debut, released in March this year, would be more “melodic”.

“In terms of genre I’m pitting disco and house music against effective pop structures,” he told The Quietus. “It’s easier on the ear than the first record, I think it’ll be be a bit less dissonant, more lyrical and pretty.

“Some of the music is a little bit arty and some of it is more direct, more traditional disco, chorus-y music. But in general it’s been quite melodic.”

Hercules And Love Affair are due to play at London club Matter tonight (November 28).