Guitarist Rob Ackroyd, a principal member of Florence Welch‘s much-vaunted Machine, has revealed the band will convene at London’s famous Abbey Road studios shortly in order to begin work on a new album.
In an interview with Gibson.com, Ackroyd explained how the group have already begun the initial stages of their recordings with producer Paul Epworth, and now hope to enter Abbey Road either April or May to get tracks laid down.
“Work on the second album has begun with producer Paul Epworth and there is talk of booking out Abbey Road for a month in April or May to record,” he said. “Which is nice.”
On his dynamic with Florence, Ackroyd revealed one of the secrets to their achievements is a shared taste of music, though the pair can differ in some circumstances.
“Florence’s and my taste in music often overlap in harmonious fashion; we’re both big fans of hip-hop and American indie. But she’s also a big fan of unadulterated pop music, which cuts through me like a knife,” he continued.
Florence & The Machine’s 2009 album ‘Lungs‘ has become one of the biggest debuts of recent years, reaching number one on the UK charts early last year and collecting numerous awards and nominations including the 2010 Brit Award for Album of the Year.