In an interview with NME, Paul Weller has slammed the ‘insipid’ state of modern guitar music, but has revealed that he is a fan of rap, R&B, grime and some singer-songwriters. He also reveals he's already thinking of releasing a new album next year.
Speaking to NME ahead of his recent Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall, the ‘Modfather’ revealed his current listening habits.
When he was asked about the current state of guitar music, Weller replied: “I find it a bit insipid at the moment. I can’t think of any guitar bands, English bands anyway, at the moment. I quite like an American band called Savoy Motel; I like their last record. And Syd Arthur I really love – they’re mates as well, I really like them. Lucy Rose has got a new album coming out in the next few months that’s really great. There are a lot of great individual records and just individuals really.”
Then Weller discussed future collaborations and revealed that he's thinking of releasing a new album next year: “I’m hoping to work with Richard Hawley for the next record, I’m doing for next year, so I’m hoping to write this song with Richard. I’ve also asked Lucy Rose as well to do something with us, and Conor O’Brien from Villagers, so we’ll see.”
He added: “They’re just great songwriters – just great writers and talented people.”
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