Last time we heard from Scottish rockers Glasvegas there was some trouble on the horizon, with the departure of drummer Caroline McKay setting a lengthy hiatus from the band in motion. Now the group is preparing a comeback, and singer James Allan has been talking to NME about their plans.
He revealed that Glasvegas had been working with U2 producer Flood on the follow-up to the band’s eponymously titled debut from 2008, which should be released some tme in the second part of 2011. Sessions for the record began in Los Angeles and ultimately ended up in London.
The band’s new drummer is Swede Jonna Löfgren, about whom Allan says: “Rab [Allan, guitarist] said, ‘I want a drummer, I want a woman, I want her to be Swedish.’ Two days later this girl turns up – the label in Sweden knew about her. I went from being embarrassed about Rab to, ‘What a fucking genius’.”