Speaking to Overdrive, we asked Nick what when was the idea originally was conceived:
“It was about 5 years ago, Greg sent me a little piece of music that I think was the song ‘Instinct’, he sent that and I sort of worked out a melody line for it and we kinda got a song thrown about a little bit, not the full thing but we shelved it then pretty much for at least two years, I think we were writing a new PL album, we went on tour and then we sorta resurrected it agin during the lockdowns.
So, the lockdown enabled us to put the album together, I mean it wasn’t a ‘lockdown project’ but the lockdown certainly helped us pull it off or I don’t think we’d have had the time otherwise”
Asked if there are any plans to tour this project or play a one off event:
“We haven’t planned anything yet, it’s more a case of watch this space. I don’t just want to rock up to a gig without planning anything, and just go up there, it just won’t work like that so we’d have to spend time doing it. I mean do we get a band? I don’t really want to get a band together, it’d be ending up like Pet Shop Boys or something… Pet Shop Boy’s grandads stood on stage *laughs* but we’re starting to write with PL now , the summer’s not too crazy because were trying to write a new album so, we’ll see what happens “
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‘IX’ is released via Nuclear Blast Records on the 24th February 2023 worldwide. Order your copy here. Access our review of the album here.