The eagerly-anticipated third LP is given a working title...
STEREOPHONICS are recording their new album under the working title of Jeep.
The Welsh rockers, who headlined last weekend’s Carling Weekend Festivals, are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album at the Real World studios in Bath.
According to a report on the Radio 1 website, Jeep[/a], an abbreviation of ‘Just Enough Education to Perform’, “sums up what a lot of musicians are feeling about the way the industry’s going.”
Jones said that the original motivation for the title came from his brother. He added: “He wrote J.E.E.P. on his wall when he was about 18 after coming back from Northern Ireland or wherever. I think it came from an Army book meaning when you’re out in whatever situation, you need Just Enough Education to Perform.
“I don’t know what it means, but you can read into it whatever you want to. I just thought that that sums up what a lot of musicians are feeling about the way the industry’s going.”
A spokesperson for the band told nme.com that the title was a working title, and may yet change. Tracks slated to feature on the album include ‘Nice To Be Out’ and ‘Lying In The Sun’.
Jones has previously said that the album, which will be released in the new year, contains only “two rock songs” and sounds like a “cross between Led Zeppelin and Neil Young.”
In other Stereophonics news, the band released a new video and DVD collection, ‘Call Us What You Want But Don’t Call Us In The Morning’ last Monday (August 28). The video features all the promotional videos from their two albums to date, ‘Word Gets Around’ and ‘Performance And Cocktails’, as well as for their collaboration with Tom Jones, ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’.
For the interview with Kelly Jones at the Reading leg of the Carling Weekend festivals, Click here.