New Spiritualized album in 2010?

New album to be released 'hopefully next year', says Jason Pierce

Spiritualized‘s Jason Pierce has revealed the band could release a new album next year.

A follow-up to 2008’s ‘Songs in A&E’, the album is said to have been inspired by the reissue of the band’s 1997 album ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’.

“I am making a record,” Jason Pierce told The Quietus. “It’s very weird to lay out something you did 12 years ago [‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’] in all its complexity and then get inside it enough to be able to play it live, and not have that get into some of the newer stuff we’re doing,” he added.

Revealing the album would be released “when it’s done”, he said that meant “hopefully next year”.

“It’s early days. We’ve put down some great, great songs, I think what [listening to] Ladies And Gentlemen… has done is raised the bar in a different way,” he explained.

“Rather than just copying the sonics of that record and saying, ‘How did we used to do it?’ or, ‘We used to do it like this’, it’s raised the bar, and I think that’s good,” he added.