James Ford talks about Shadow Puppets too
According to Ford the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s Mercury Music Prize-winning ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ will be heading in a slightly different direction to their debut.
Speaking to BBC Newsbeat he said: “I think they’re still trying to push forward so I don’t think it’s going to sound too much like the last record.”
Ford added: “They’re trying to keep it melodic and vocal because that’s one of their great strong points. It’s going to be really exciting.”
Ford has also been involved in another high-profile project this year – Alex Turner‘s The Last Shadow Puppets.
He produced their self-titled debut as well as playing drums at their recent Reading And Leeds Festival shows.
Ford said of the gigs: “It’s been great, the crowds have been singing along. Alex Turner is quite a name in his own right and people look out for his stuff so there has been a lot of support.”
He also revealed that his own band, Simian Mobile Disco, should have a new album out at the end of the year with some special guests on it.
Ford said: “We’ve already done a track with Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals, which is great, and one with Beth Ditto from The Gossip. It’s looking good so far.”