The Big Pink at Leeds Festival: ‘Our new album sounds like Dr Dre’

But band are lining up big-name indie producers for album number two

The Big Pink played Leeds Festival today (August 29) – and told NME that they’ve taken influence from Dr Dre for their forthcoming second album.

The London band played an afternoon slot on the NME/Radio 1 Stage, performing new song ‘Future This’ as part of their set, along with a cover of Otis Redding‘s ‘These Arms Of Mine’.

Speaking about ‘Future This’ after the show, Milo Cordell said: “We hate it when indie bands say they’re going to do a hip-hop record. It’s always never… a hip-hop record. And obviously we’re not going to start rapping or anything, but that song, to us, sounds like [1999 Dr Dre song] ‘Still Dre’.”

Singer and guitarist Robbie Furze added that the hip-hop influences would be ramped up for the rest of their second album when they begin recording it next year.

“The new record is a development on those hip-hop or dance beats that we love,” he said. “‘Future This’ is the first step to the new record.”

Cordell said that rather than produce the new album themselves, like they did for 2009 debut effort ‘A Brief History Of Love’, they wanted to go with a big-name indie producer this time around.

“We’re talking to a few different people,” he said. He added that Dave Fridmann [The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev] and Nick Launay [The Cribs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs] had been approached.

Furze added: “I think we’ve got our heart set on Alan Moulder [Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, Placebo] to mix it.”

The Big Pink played:

‘Too Young To Love’
‘At War With The Sun’
‘Crystal Visions’
‘Future This’
‘These Arms Of Mine’

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