Panic At The Disco
We caught up with Brendan Urie from Panic At The Disco before their recent gig at Leeds University to chat about their new record, what direction their music's taking and all those old records they've been recently digging through! The band have just finished recording their second album 'Pretty. Odd.' with genius producer Rob Mathes. They mixed the album in London at Abbey Road studios. The album - which follows the band's platinum-2005 debut, 'A Fever You Can't Sweat Out' - is released on 24th March.
Panic At The Disco began writing the album a year ago, but after they'd written a solid batch of concept-driven songs, they stopped to re-evaluate what they were doing and ended up deciding they were over thinking the process. 'Instead of really throwing anything away, we decided to just move it to the side and approach the second record the same way we did the first record,' Ross explains. 'We tried to approach the songs individually and write songs that didn't sound like anything else we've written,' he continues. 'Now we're finally at the point where we can sit down and listen to the finished record and I know we're happy with it, so I think it was a really good decision-especially since we hope that we're going to have multiple opportunities to fully realize what our first idea was in the future.'