Foster The People: 'Clash And Kinks Will Influence Our Next Album'

Mark of Foster The People has said that the follow-up to the band's 2011 debut album will be "heavily" influenced by British bands The Clash and The Kinks.

Foster The People: 'Clash And Kinks Will Influence Our Next Album'
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Mark Foster of Foster The People has said that the follow-up to the band's 2011 debut album "Torches" will be "heavily" influenced by British bands The Clash and The Kinks. Foster revealed in an interview with Billboard, that he's been writing songs on the road and that the Los Angeles band's next album will have "more grit" than their debut. He said of the record: "I think it's going to take a lot of left turns. It's going to be really celebratory - a lot like our first record is, but in a different way. I think there's going to be more grit, and I think it's gonna be extremely percussive. I've been listening to a lot of The Clash lately, and a lot of '60s, The Kinks. I think those bands are going to influence the next record heavily." The band's frontman explained that he's been using a portable studio, but will do the majority of the songwriting for their second album after they finish up with their current world tour at the end of summer. Foster says that he will take inspiration from visiting countries such as Morocco, India, Turkey and Tunisia, commenting: "I'm just going to stay on that side of the world and travel around in some weird cultures... and just vibe out. I think it's gonna open up a whole different perspective on the way I look at the world. And to be around different instruments and in a completely uncomfortable environment... I think uncomfortability sometimes produces the best art, so I'm really excited." Earlier this year Mark Foster told NME that his band plan to record a new album later this year. He said that a new record will likely be released in 2013, but that the band are hoping to release a brand new single by the end of 2012. Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    Bozjoarmstrong
    who isn't influenced by The Clash and The Kinks? They were great, great bands. This is nothing special.
    T7E
    The debut was promising, even though it was eventually played to death by every radio station/kid I know. I will be listening
    Duke_of_Chutney
    Alfredo_La_Vipa wrote: I heard there's guest appearances by Max Cavalera and Dino Cazares... should be interesting.
    Foster the People? I'm somehow doubtful...
    BigSpence
    Rafa88offspring wrote: When reached for comment The Clash stated "(they) had no ****ing idea about it"
    I don't think one needs to let a band know that they're an influence on their music in order to get permission to use them as an influence.
    xplosive59
    Can you really just get up in the morning and say "Well I feel like being influenced by Deep Purple today", what they are basically trying to say is that are gonna be writing music which is a carbon copy of The Kinks and The Clash, albeit probably not as good.
    dale-banez
    Alfredo_La_Vipa wrote: I heard there's guest appearances by Max Cavalera and Dino Cazares... should be interesting.
    wut
    scrymusic
    Look forward to the punk/garage rock sound but hasnt it been done already? Or will they put a new spin on ....
    salcedo305
    Overated but better than Gaga, the direction sounds appealing, but you know the whole recording new album comment.. "yeah its gonna be different, diverse, experimenting, and recording analog blah blah blah"
    jbass13
    john_kimble wrote: Next to the Black Keys..... Most overrated Song on the radio right now.
    Fixed