Scissor Sisters: ‘We’re going to back to our grab bag roots for the next album’

Band also join The Charlatans and Stereophonics in joining in Dublin's Arthur Day celebrations

Scissor Sisters have told NME they have started work on their fourth studio album.

The band, who kicked off the Dublin’s Arthur Day event last night (September 22), said they want to go back to recording in the style of their first two records.

“[Our last album] ‘Night Work’ was the most cohesive album we’ve done whereas the others were a bit of a grab bag,” said singer Ana Matronic. “I think this might be going back to being like that. We sometimes say we should do a concept album but we are a concept, we have a philosophy of what we do. We’re stupid – that’s our concept!”

She added: “We spend a lot of time on the road but whenever we’re home we’re hard at it. We have a lot of music. We wanna get it out asap.”

The band later played a secret gig in local pub, The Bank where they raised the customary 17:59 toast to Arthur Guinness, the man who created the world famous beer. The toast signifies the year he signed a 9000 year lease for St James’ Gate brewery in the city where he brewed the famous beer.

In other venues around the city, Stereophonics, The Charlatans, The Saturdays and Paloma Faith also played secret pub sets. Later in the evening, venues including the Hop Store and the Olympia Theatre played host to a series of up and coming acts such as Yasmin, Sunday Girl and forthcoming Emerge NME Radar Tour headliners Wolf Gang.

In previous years Tom Jones and Plan B have performed at the event.