Kula Shaker’s long-awaited second album is to be called ‘Peasants, Pigs And Astronauts’ and will be released in February.
The album was originally due to be released in the summer, but sources close to the band deny rumours that the delay was down to inter-band conflicts. They say the protracted recording process was due to the band constantly crossing the Atlantic between studios in London and Los Angeles.
All the album’s tracks have now been finished and the final mixes are about to be completed. A single, the title of which is yet to be decided, is also being mixed and will be released before the LP in the new year.
Crispian Mills has said that the album is a deliberate reaction against what he sees as a current obsession within the music world for depressive or dark LPs. He said: “I can’t understand what’s going on out there. It’s very grim. I have to react against that. I’m very confident there’s a very positive energy that’s going to break through it and change the world. I really believe it.” He added: “I can’t just do that. I have to try and express the other side because I feel it. I don’t feel depressed the whole time.”
It’s expected that the band will tour around the album release, which is the follow-up to their 1996 debut ‘K’.
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