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Ice Ice Babies: Cut Copy Return

News posted Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 01:59 AM.
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Cut Copy break their studio silence in February, with the release of a new single, “Out There On The Ice” (tentatively scheduled for February 5, 2007 on Modular). Their second album, the follow-up to 2004’s influential Bright Like Neon Love, will arrive in the months afterwards.

“We’re getting a bit anxious to get something new out there, but we’re happy with how the record has been going because it’s a huge step forward for us,” explained Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey, whose North Melbourne home has become the group’s temporary studio.

The trio – Dan Whitford, Mitchell Scott and Hoey – have already completed “Out There On The Ice”, which is currently being mixed in Paris, while material for the album has been written and demoed, awaiting the procurement of a producer and engineer for January recording sessions.

“There’s been quite a scene that’s started since we started a couple of years ago,” commented Hoey. “There’s a lot of that rock/dance crossover stuff happening, so we’ve kind of tried to move away from that a little bit. We’re writing almost ELO/poppy stuff – Dan’s doing a lot more harmonies on this record.”

The group, who return to the stage to headline a Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve show at Billboard Nightclub, have been listening to everything from Sonic Youth to Europop, resulting in a mash-up of influences for the new material.

“The guitar thing has come to the forefront and we have Dan singing more, but the early nineties have also been on our mind a lot this year,” noted Hoey. “We’re thinking Jeff Lynne meets Technotronic.”


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