Spiritualized rocker JASON PIERCE credits the "energy" of bands like THE White Stripes with helping him make his best album yet.

The ELECTRICITY singer says new album AMAZING GRACE highlights a feedback-filled, garage rock sound, and is the antithesis of 2001's orchestra-saturated LET IT COME DOWN.

Jason says, "I was excited about people putting guitars around their neck and making noise again, rather than showing fantastic ability or showing the kind of intellectualism that sometimes comes into music.

"The thing that excited me when I started was the energy of music, what you could call the rock 'n' roll in it."

17/07/2003 21:19