Glasvegas frontman James Allan has outlined his plans for the band’s second album.
Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Allan said: “We’re touring with U2 in summer, then Kings of Leon in America, then I’m going to stay in Los Angeles. Going to put down the demos, got to buy a house, the band are coming over, we’ll be like The Waltons. We’ll do the demos and then we’ll just record at Christmas time or early January. Hopefully by the time the leaves are grown on the trees and the daffodils are starting to bloom, that’s when out second child will be born.”
The band, which also includes Rab Allan, Paul Donoghue and Caroline McKay have enjoyed a rapid rise since releasing their eponymous debut album. In 2008 they won The Philip Hall Radar award at the NME Awards and former Creation Records boss Alan McGee has said he believes the band can become one of the biggest in the world. Writing on his Myspace page earlier in the year, he said: “James Allan is a truly great songwriter. 2,500 people in Glasgow singing ‘It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry‘ is like a war cry set to a broken heart. Glasgow has never produced a band as good as this ever before. The band have got really, really good live as they can now all really play. They could end up being the biggest band in the world after watching last night. They are that good, it was that emotional.”
As reported on Live4ever, the band were recently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and are currently one of the favourites to win with odds of 9/1.