Cigarettes After Sex are gearing up for their first new music since their self-titled debut, according to Chrysalis Records and Blue Raincoat Music CEO Jeremy Lascelles.
Speaking to Music Week, Lascelles suggested the New York-based quartet, led by frontman Greg Gonzalez, will drop two new songs “quite soon”.
“There will be new material this year which won’t necessarily be from the next album. You put new music out when it feels strategically the right thing to do,” he said.
The group are signed to Partisan Records and signed a management deal with Blue Raincoat last year that saw manager Ed Harris join the company too.
“The second album is mostly recorded and is sounding astonishingly good,” said Lascelles. “The problem we’ve created is that we have them on tour pretty much solidly between now and October.”
That tour includes a sold-out date at O2 Academy Brixton on May 24, which will be the band’s biggest UK date yet.
Cigarettes After Sex broke initially via YouTube – early track Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby now has 72 million views – and have sold 19,194 copies of their 2017 debut so far (OCC).
Lascelles is clearly looking forward to bigger and better things for its follow up. “It’s a great record, they’re a great band, everything is moving in the right direction,” he said.
Partisan boss Zena White told Music Week in 2017 that the band represented “the indie success story of the year”.
Subscribers can revisit our interview with the band and their team – which first broke the news of their second album recording sessions – here.
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