The second LP from the band will be out next year…

Scissor Sisters have confirmed that they will release their follow-up to their self-titled debut next year.

The band, who recently played a four night residency at London’s Brixton Academy, are already preparing material for the new LP.

Guitarist Del Marquis said: “We already have some songs kicking around. But they’re not quite well rehearsed enough to start playing live yet. The new material is similar to the sound of the first album, but a little more styled. We have one track called ‘Forever Right Now’ that’s our attempt at a reggae song. It’s in the live set at the moment, but it’ll probably be saved for the second album.”

Speaking to Xfm, he added: “We’re definitely looking forward to releasing another album and I’d hope that it would be out by winter 2005. For any band there comes a period of stagnation where you end up taking the piss out of the show. At the moment we’re still enjoying playing these songs. But not for too much longer… We’ll be back in the studio throughout November.”

The band are also looking forward to working in a more luxurious environment, after ’Scissor Sisters’ was recorded almost entirely in guitarist Babydaddy’s apartment.

Del Marquis explained: “We have to get back to New York to record it but this time we may be in a proper studio and may get an outside producer in. Personally, I’d love someone like Mike Hedges (The Cure, Scissor Sisters), John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead) or David Allen (Psychedelic Furs, The Cure) but that’s only because I love the albums they worked on.”

[/a] are set to release their new single ’I Believe In You’ with [a] on December 6, which the guitarist compares with her collaboration with Nick Cave.

He said: “(Guitarist) Babydaddy and Jake (Shears – singer) had a song already written called ‘Oh The Blues’ and she put down vocals on it, but it wasn’t for her. So they just came up with ‘I Believe In You’ and I think it’s something she can be really proud of – it’s her most mature sounding song since (Cave’s) ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’.”