THE CULT‘s Billy Duffy spoke to Yorkshire Submit concerning the progress of the recording periods for the band’s new album. In accordance with the guitarist, the “major bulk” of the follow-up to 2016’s “Hidden Metropolis” is accomplished and mastered. The hassle was tracked primarily at Rockfield Studios in Wales with producer Tom Dalgety, who has beforehand labored with GHOST and ROYAL BLOOD, amongst others.
“There are at all times just a few scraps left over that we have to work out whether or not to make a casserole of them, however the physique of the album is finished, what we take into account to be one of the best songs,” Duffy stated. “Over the interval of the subsequent six, seven or eight months, songs will seem. We’ll in all probability play one reside.”
Relating to how the album got here collectively, Duffy stated: “Due to the pandemic, it was form of completed lengthy distance. For instance, Ian [Astbury, vocals] by no means set foot in Rockfield. I used to be there with Dalgety and the band, however Ian was in America and issues had been completed remotely, which was a disgrace, nevertheless it simply could not be completed another method. Now it is the basic instance for lots of bands the place you have made an album [and] now you discover ways to play it. It’s extremely totally different to what it was within the ’80s.”
As for the musical path of THE CULT‘s new album, Duffy stated it’s “arduous” to check it to the band’s previous output.
“I stated to any person the opposite day I am the man in there plastering the partitions and placing the home windows in, I do not get to face again and have a look at the completed home,” he stated. “I am in there banging the nails in, that is my gig, however I’ll get that objectivity [later].
“I’d say it is a rock album as a result of all our albums are rock albums, however I’d name it a bluesy-free zone. We consciously stored out a number of the stuff that I would write that is a bit extra within the blues rock ‘n’ roll style. We simply determined as a group. I did that stuff elsewhere [in COLOURSOUND] with Mike [Peters] from THE ALARM.
“I hate the expression ‘it is like your early albums,’ however with this one we needed to maintain issues a bit extra in that vein, extra within the ‘Love’/‘Dreamtime’ palate, and perhaps just like the album from ’94 that the followers appreciated, our post-grunge apocalypse file that was simply known as ‘The Cult’,” he continued. “Nevertheless it’s additionally greater than that as a result of it’s fairly epic in its scale — it is fairly a big-sounding file; it is not small and twee by any means as a result of Dalgety makes big-sounding information. It is a bit thematic, a bit cinematic in locations, however there’s not lots of that ‘Electrical’-era CULT, typical AC/DC stuff.”
“Hidden Metropolis” was launched in February 2016 by way of Cooking Vinyl. The follow-up to 2012’s “Selection Of Weapon” was written by Astbury and Duffy and was produced by Bob Rock, who has beforehand labored with METALLICA and MÖTLEY CRÜE.
In Could 2020, it was introduced that THE CULT had inked a cope with Black Hill Data.
THE CULT spent most of 2019 touring in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of its “Sonic Temple” album. The LP catapulted THE CULT into famous person standing and stays their most commercially profitable launch. It has bought over 1.5 million copies within the U.S. alone and was licensed platinum in 1990. It made it to No. 10 on the Billboard chart, and several other of the album’s songs stay rock-radio staples to today.