dEUS have released a new album, Following Sea in record time. The album comes hot on the heels of 2011’s Keep you Close, and marks a break in the bands tendency to disappear for years in the studio.
It’s the seventh album for the Belgian band, who first came to prominence with 1994’s Worst Case Scenario, with songs like Suds n’ Soda, and Hotel Lounge (be the death of me).
we decided to break our previous way of working and be less precious and finish the songs quickly and then release them to the public. It’s 2012 for fuck’s sake, the idea of waiting months to release stuff seems so old fashioned
Plagued in the past with band line-up changes, each time they seemed to have some sort of momentum (whatever that might mean in non-commercial artistic terms) something would crop up and the gaps between albums like In a Bar Under the Sea and Instant Street were notable; anyone who saw the band on their recent European tours will agree that they’ve never sounded better or more energised, so the release of a new album is exciting news.
Speaking about the album, and the quick release schedule, Barman commented “we decided to break our previous way of working and be less precious and finish the songs quickly and then release them to the public. It’s 2012 for fuck’s sake, the idea of waiting months to release stuff seems so old fashioned”
The band have described the album as “lighter and brighter” than the confessional noir of Keep you close, with a general theme of travelling.
Before TMO went on hiatus, we did a lengthy interview with Barman (during the Vantage Point tour) which was never published – we hope to get it to you in the coming weeks, along with a review of Follow the Sea. Stay tuned.