The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray has told digital station XFM the Manchester band’s new material is ‘bigger, heavier and better’ than previous efforts, but has warned fans not to expect a glimpse of the new tracks for a while yet.
Speaking backstage at the Isle Of Wight festival where they performed yesterday, Fray outlined the likely time-frame for the follow up to last year’s ‘Falcon‘.
“We’re doing it at the minute so it’s there but as to when you’re going to hear it, probably early next year,” he explained, before adding the recordings are “going really well, really well – bigger, heavier, better.”
Fray went on to explain the reluctance to release any material at the moment, saying he wants to give the tracks time before committing them to a new record.
“I don’t think it is ready yet, you have to be really comfortable,” he continued. “You write a song and you might play it for four months and decide you hate it. It’s better to road test in a band as opposed to on the road as you’re the ones who are going to playing it for the next three years.”
Yesterday’s Isle Of Wight bill was topped by Kings Of Leon. Tonight, Pulp will make their major UK live return, with Foo Fighters headlining.