Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Suggs confirms new Madness album for 2012: New songs return to ska and reggae roots

Madness frontman Suggs has confirmed the U.K. ska/pop insititution plan to release a new studio album in 2012! The new record will be the band’s first since 2009′s ‘The Liberty of Norton Folgate‘, which broke into the UK Top 5.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Suggs revealed that, despite a delay in completing the new album because the band were unhappy with the original finished product, the new songs have are still slated for release some time next year.
“It’ll definitely come out next year – hopefully we’ll finish it this year,” he said. “We were hoping to get it done but then we decided to postpone the whole thing because we weren’t completely satisfied with what we’ve done so far.”
“We’re working on it and I think it’s that thing, when you’re young you have all the time in the world. We don’t spend 24 hours a day working on music like we used to when we were younger, so you have to do it in batches – sporadic, intense.”
“Before ‘…Norton Folgate’ we made an album of covers (The Dangermen) and we were really trying to get back to the reggae, ska and dance roots of what we did when we first started.”
The band previewed new songs during their tour late in 2010 and there is much conjecture among fans if any of these songs will be included on the new disc. See videos below of 'Blue and Black', 'Big Time Sister' and 'I Got You/Kitchen Floor':


Steve from Moon said...

Fantastic news!

Robbo said...

"....return to ska and reggae roots."

So looking forward to this!

Anonymous said...

Ehi Man, Great News for MADNESS Fans!... We all are waiting for next MADS MasterWork for 2012. Me and some of my friends formed the MADNESS CLUB in 1980 in my town, Conegliano Veneto (Treviso) ITALY.
Greetings from here. Prince Muddy of Madness Club 2011 ;-)