The band get set to start again after becoming unhappy with their new material...

Cardigans are to start fifth album recordings from scratch after they became unhappy with their recent material.

According to singer Nina Persson, the band has destroyed recordings from this year’s studio sessions in Spain, England, and Sweden, meaning the band has a wait for new studio time.

“Right now it all feels totally hopeless.” she told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang. “We have at least another month left in the studio. I don’t know why it’s taking such a bloody long time to record.”


It’s four years since four million selling ‘Gran Turismo’ was released. The follow up is scheduled for release this autumn to coincide with the bands tenth anniversary.

She continued: “We are trying to produce a more organic album making it, ‘Less is more’, but we wasted so much time at the start that we are paying for it now. So now we’ll just start from again with the same songs and lay down fresh tracks.

“I know the record company has great expectations. They want to earn money from us. For the Cardigans when it comes to quality we always live up to what we want to attain. I won’t feel a bit dissatisfied if we don’t manage a single that beats ‘My Favourite Game’. The new material is not that sort of sound.”