Lostprophets plot new album, diss rock scene

By | Published on Monday 9 January 2012


Lostprophets are back, apparently, and how we’ve missed them. Frontman Ian Watkins has revealed that the Welsh sextet are due to release a new studio album entitled ‘Weapons’ on 2 Apr, also taking the opportunity to rant a little about the present state of the rock soundscape.

Speaking last week to Zane Lowe, who premiered the group’s new track ‘Better Off Dead’ on Radio 1, Watkins said the LP had been inspired by “frustration with other bands”.

He continued: “That’s why we started, it was like: ‘Why is no one making decent music? We’ll have to do it ourselves’. It’s kind of the same thing [now], I’m fuelled by healthy competition. That’s why we’re coming back. The world needs us”.

You can download a free copy of the aforementioned ‘Better Off Dead’ from Lostprophets’ Facebook page.