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Grinderman Announce New Album
The Quietus , May 25th, 2010 08:01

No, that's not Grindrman, etc.

Grinderman have confirmed that their much-anticipated second album will be released on September 13th. Called Grinderman 2, it will be supported by a series of live dates, which you can see at the foot of this here news story. (UPDATE: wolf footage and abstract sounds now available at a Grinderman website. Speaking to the Quietus the other year, Grinderman Mr Warren Ellis say that the new material is "very different from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! and it’s very different from the first Grinderman album. That was something we were very aware of, we didn’t want it to be like that at all.

"There’s an attitude in there that’s similar, but sonically it’s got some pretty weird things going on," he elaborated. "It’s probably more fleshed out than the first one, we’ve probably learned to play the instruments a bit more. I play lots of stuff on there, there's violin on it, which I didn’t get in the other one, and a lot of backing vocals.

"It’s kind of like stoner rock meets Sly Stone via Amon Duul. It’s very diverse, and there’s a lot fos tuff on there that doesn’t sound like anything we’ve done before. Nick’s got a different thing going on with the lyrics than he would have from the Bad Seeds, and he’s found a new thing from the first album. Less sex? I wouldn’t say that. It’s psychedelic, and I think it’s great. We’re really excited about it."

Grinderman Tour Dates:

September 25th - Nottingham Rock City
September 27th - Leeds University
September 28th - Glasgow Barrowlands
September 29th - Manchester Academy
October 1st - London Hammersmith Apollo

Incredible new Grinderman pic by Deirdre O'Callaghan