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Someone Late: LCD Soundsystem No More?
Alex Denney , November 18th, 2008 13:00

LCD guitarist tells Beeb that Murphy plans to ditch moniker

LCD Soundsystem

DFA electro-punks LCD Soundsystem have hinted at plans to stop recording under the moniker for good.

Guitarist Al Doyle told BBC 6Music: "I don't think James [Murphy, frontman and DFA honcho] is going to do anything more under that name [LCD Soundsystem]. I think he'd like to do something with the same personnel possibly next year."

Doyle added that plans were afoot to hook up with '70s disco divas for a retro-themed tour.

He said: "We were thinking of doing something where we find a lot of the old disco singers in New York that might still be around from the '70s, and get them in as guest vocalists with LCD as a backing band, and tour around as a 'disco heroes'-style show... It's just an idea that we had. God knows if we'll make it happen."

The news follows reports surfacing last month that Murphy was forming a 'rock' band with LCD cohort Pat Maloney and Paul Sprangers and Scott Wells from Hockey Night. The newly-minted outfit is rumoured to be releasing material next year.