TV On The Radio team up with Massive Attack

The Bristol collective get special help for new album

TV On The Radio’s David Sitek has been named as the producer of the new Massive Attack album.

The album will be the band’s first new material since 2003’s ’100th Window’.

Sitek said he was intimidated when he first met the band.

“When we found out we were playing with them, I was like, ‘How the fuck am I…’cause it’s obvious that I steal shit. I thought he was going to take my lunch money or something,” he said. “Then to be asked to work on it was like ‘Holy fuck’. It’s one of those things I don’t even question.”

Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja was equally apprehensive about approaching the band, so got rapper Mos Def to break the ice.

He said: “Mos Def did a track with us from the stage. I was there with a CD in my pocket and Mos Def goes backstage (and says), ‘These are my boys.’ (I thought) ‘Well, in that case.’ (I said) ‘Here’s a CD by the way – not from Mos Def but from me’.”

The band have also worked with Dot Allison, Horace Andy and Mike Patton on the album, reports Spinner.

A release date is yet to be confirmed.