Clutch Creep Towards Next Album

Posted: December 31, 2013 in Metalhammer
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Clutch bassist Dan Maines says the band are creeping slowly towards making their next album.

Writing for the follow-up to this year’s Earth Rocker has begun, and one prototype track even appears in their current live set.

Maines tells Metal Kaos: “It’s not a song yet – at this point it’s an instrumental jam. We’re just calling it ‘the shuffle’ right now; that’s the working title.”

Of the album process he says: “You really have to wait until you have the majority of the songs written so you know what the sound is. You make the decision of who you want to work with based on that.”

In the meantime, he’s still enjoying working with Earth Rockerwhich Hammer named the number-one album of 2013.

“It’s the first record we’ve made where we’re comfortably playing all the songs,” he comments. “The focus was to write up-tempo rockers and that lent itself to songs that are easily translatable onto the stage.

“We went into the studio with that mindset – we didn’t want to have any element that would be missed when we took the songs to the stage.”

See Clutch on tour starting in April:
Apr 22: Newcastle O2 Academy
Apr 23: Leeds Metropolitan
Apr 24: Manchester Academy
Apr 29: Birmingham O2 Academy
Apr 30: Brighton Concorde 2
May 01: London Forum
May 03: Nottingham Rock City
May 04: Bristol Temples Festival
May 06: Edinburgh Liquid Room
May 07: Glasgow O2 ABC
May 08: Belfast Limelight
May 09: Dublin Academy

from Metal Hammer
via Martin Kielty

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