The Futureheads have been speaking to Gigwise about their second album â€˜News and Tributesâ€™ and say itâ€™s better than their debut.
Bassist and vocalist Jaff told us: â€œWell itâ€™s more focused, the first album was done as a bit of a laugh, we didnâ€™t really know what we were doing.
â€œWe were very serious about it but we were naÃ¯ve as well. This new record has more traditional songs and I think its better.â€
He also said the album was much easier to record than their eponymous debut, adding: â€œThe first album was a nightmare to record, we did it in London in about 3 different studios with two different producers (Andy Gill and Paul Epworth), it was a terrible experience.
â€œOn the new album we did it in five weeks on a farm we converted into a studio.â€
â€˜News and Tributesâ€™ hits the shelves on May 29.