The Streets working on new ‘rave’ album

Mike Skinner has been busy on his laptop

The StreetsMike Skinner has revealed that he is working on a new “rave”-style album.

Writing on his blog at, Skinner explained that the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Everything Is Borrowed’ would be influenced by the German city of Berlin.

“The album doesn’t sound like Lou Reed‘s ‘Berlin’,” he wrote, “because I never said Lou Reed, I only said ‘Berlin‘. Incorporating some kind of post-modernist arthouse Bauhaus row with foul mouths. But it’s not that at all.

“It now sounds ravey. It is a ravey album that bludgeons you over the head with its stick of 1988 Romford, Blackpool and Philadelphia rock. It is an insane album.”

Skinner also wrote that he had been composing the album, rumoured to be the last under The Streets moniker, from the comfort of his home.

“I don’t have a studio at the moment, so my sofa is it,” he wrote. “It is actually quite a good studio,” he explained. “It is warm and software can do such a great job these days.”