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Inspiral Carpets recording new material

By | Published on Wednesday 9 November 2011

Inspiral Carpets

The Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon has revealed that the band are working on new material. As previously reported, the band reunited with original frontman Stephen Holt earlier this year, the first time they’ve played together in nearly 25 years.

Speaking to, Boon explained that the decision to bring Holt back into the band came after Tom Hingley quit. He said: “Tom leaving the band gave us the opportunity to explore a different chapter of the band’s history … He’s very industrious and I think working at his own pace suits him at the moment. The Inspirals work in a way that accommodates all our other individual activities, career-wise and domestically. This sometimes means we are out of action for weeks, months, years at a time. I think Tom became frustrated with this”.

Now back in the studio, Boon went on: “We’ve already started writing and recording new material. We’ve recorded our first music for sixteen years. The new songs we’ve just recorded already sound like classic Inspirals. But at the same time, I think it’s as contemporary as The Vaccines, Interpol, Kasabian, Doves…”

The band are due to play their first gigs since reuniting with Holt in South America later this month. UK shows are due to be announced soon. Read the full interview here.