Futureheads' guitarist Ross Millard has been outlining the approach the band will be taking for the band's forthcoming next album, promising a more complex and less direct sound.
Speaking to BBC 6music, he explained: "We've been putting the finishing touches to the album and it's ready
to go right now," he said. "We're really excited about this stuff,
we've spent a lot of time making this record, and in fact we've made a
lot of it in the North East for the first time. It feels like we've
been able to concentrate on things.
"It's forked off into two directions, our last album was very direct. With this record we didn't want to do that again, the songs are a lot more complicated. I've had to go back to practicing the guitar to even play half these riffs."
The band released This Is Not the World last year to near-universal indifference with a side-order of "it's alright I guess". The return to the drawing board is likely to bolster the expectations of fans who long for a return of the quality displayed on the band's début album.