“Put the al­bum out in Jan­uary”

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Cover Story -

Ac­cord­ing to Mas­sive At­tack’s Robert del Naja, there is now a firm plan in place re­gard­ing al­bum num­ber five.

“Our idea is to put an EP out now, go on the road, play the al­bum live, put out three songs on our web­site be­fore Christ­mas, put the al­bum out in Jan­uary and tour again.”

He pauses for a beat. “That might change, though.”

As al­ways, don’t bet your house on a new Mas­sive At­tack release ap­pear­ing in Jan­uary, though this al­bum does ap­pear to be near­ing some sort of con­clu­sion.

Record­ing has been on­go­ing for the past few years. “We’ve got about 12 tracks al­most mixed now,” says del Naja.

“On the record, we’ll have

He’s great. We started work­ing with him in 2007 and luck­ily for us, it was be­fore things got too men­tal for them.

“ has done some vo­cals for us and me and G spent a fort­night mess­ing around in his stu­dio so there are some other parts he has con­trib­uted to which are great fun. We’ve also had

and do­ing vo­cals.” An­other guest vo­cal­ist is ex-Mas­sive At­tack mem­ber Tricky’s for­mer side­kick.

“The one per­son who has been in­flu­en­tial for us in terms of how this al­bum sounds is Martina. She has an amaz­ing per­son­al­ity and voice and we’ve also stuck our neck out for vo­cal­ists who have that unique thing go­ing on which sets them apart. Martina has got that.

“As soon as we hooked up and started to work and got over the ini­tial nerves, it was fuck­ing great. A great voice, a great singer, a great writer, a real love of ours.”



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