Josh Homme hints another QOTSA album could arrive sooner than expected

The frontman expresses his desire to follow-up '...Like Clockwork' quickly in new interview

Josh Homme has hinted Queens Of The Stone Age‘s new album ‘…Like Clockwork’ could be followed up sooner than expected.

The band released their sixth album this week but, in a new interview with The Skinny, the frontman revealed his desire to succeed the record within a short period of time, making reference to the first two LPs in Iggy Pop’s ‘Berlin period’, which were written, recorded and released within the same year.

“Part of me thinks it would be great if this was the point-counterpoint that ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust For Life’ are, y’know?” he said. “I love those records so much; they came out in a quick period of time. ‘The Idiot’ is very dark and ‘Lust For Life’ is sorta like ‘Tah-daaah!’ I would love to answer this album with a ‘Tah-dah!’ at some point.”

When asked if that point could be soon, Homme replied: “Yeah, absolutely. I think six years is far too long…”

Queens Of The Stone Age make their live comeback in the UK with an intimate set at London’s Rough Trade East record shop next week (June 11) before heading to Download Festival. Speaking about playing on a bill with heavy metal bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden, Homme described his group as “outsiders everywhere we go.”

He continued: “If the question is ‘can we throw down, bury the needle and run over you?’, you bet your fuckin’ ass. And I suppose we’ll do a little bit of that, but I also suppose that we’re being asked to be there to be something of a ginger on the palette. I think we take a risk, is what we should do. These are the days where, if you aren’t just who you are, you die.”

Queens Of The Stone Age are currently embroiled in a chart battle with Disclosure, with the Californian band originally leading the race to the top spot but now trailing behind the house duo by “over 2,000 copies.” The victor will be announced on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show from 4-7pm on Sunday (June 9).