The band's Thighpaulsandra has told NME.COM that the album is "lush, complex and orchestral"...

SPIRITUALIZED’s follow-up to ‘LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE’ is “lush, complex and orchestral”, according to keyboard player THIGHPAULSANDRA.

Speaking to NME.COM about the new album, which is due for release later this year, Thighpaulsandra (aka Tim Lewis) said: “It’s a lot fuller than ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’, a lot more complex and a lot more orchestral. It’s a lush album, and we’re all really pleased with it.”

The new album has been produced by frontman Jason Pierce and recorded at Sir George Martin’s Air Studios in London. The as-yet-untitled album includes a 30-piece string section, brass instruments and choirs.

Explaining the four-year gap since the last album, Thighpaulsandra told NME.COM: “Jason’s putting the finishing touches to it now. You’ve got to understand that Jason works at his own pace, and there’s nothing you can do to speed him up. The other thing is that it’s a big project.”

Thighpaulsandra and saxophonist Ray Dickaty are the only remaining members of the Spiritualized line-up that toured ‘Ladies And Gentlemen…’, following Jason Pierce’s radical decision to sack the rest of the band in 1999.

Former Spiritualized members Mike Mooney (guitars), Sean Cook, (bass) and Damon Reece (drums and percussion) resurfaced with new band Lupine Howl in 2000.