DIRT, recorded in Texas at with Jason Perry (The Blackout, ‘A’), is the follow-up to 2008’s debut album ‘Smart Casual’ (which debuted in the UK mainstream album charts at number 29). It will hit stores March 29th. Parts of the album were also recorded on the road during the New Found Glory tour (who appear on Maybe Tomorrow), and at Jason’s studio in Essex, where the band met Frankie Sandford (The Saturdays) by chance, and invited her to appear on ‘Undercover Lover’.
This will be the first opportunity for the public to hear the album in full after being teased with the band’s free mp3 gift to fans ‘Hunt The Haunted’ and singles ‘Youngblood (Let It Out)’ and current radio hit ‘Matters At All’.
“The album doesn’t pander to any fleeting trends,” Aled (Phillips, vocals) emphasizes. “It’s the most honest record we could have made. There are a few curveballs. It’s a bit rawer than our first. It’s quite a bit more expansive and the arrangements are more interesting. The most noticeable thing will be the inclusion and experimentation with electro elements, brass and strings. We’ve never wanted to cut ourselves off from playing with these things and making them part of our music. There’s some grandiose bits, some fun bits and some textured pretty bits that step away from the two guitars, bass, drums and vocals approach. It was a lot of fun. We all just wanna be Prince, really,” he laughs.
Fans should head to MYSPACE UK to check out the album in full from Monday morning (22/03).
The album can be pre-ordered online HERE.