Scottish band Glasvegas are likely to begin working on their second album as early as next summer, they have confirmed.

The band's self-titled debut was only released in October but a follow-up will be on the way sooner than expected, according to bassist Rab Allan.

The four-piece's nostalgic, Phil Spector-esque sound has seen them critically lauded with their UK tour selling out while their debut album has been named in several polls regarding the best albums of the year.

They released a Christmas EP - A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss) - last week and will hit the studio to work on their second album in a matter of months, Allan explained.

"Summer is most likely," he told told Planet Sound. "[Frontman] James likes to throw curveballs - maybe it'll be years before we make a new record. But he reckons he'll have enough songs written by next summer."

The bassist added: "James has got two new songs he's happy with, but they aren't ready enough to play live just yet.

"James played one of the songs to the rest of the band for the first time a fortnight ago. It's amazing; absolutely beautiful, considering it's such a simple song."

Currently on their UK tour, the quartet perform in Manchester this evening before the tour concludes in their home town of Glasgow on December 16th.


08/12/2008 14:37:04