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Zutons recording new album with Nile Rodgers at Abbey Road

By | Published on Thursday 14 October 2021

The Zutons & Nile Rodgers

The Zutons have announced that they are working on their first new album for fourteen years at Abbey Road Studios with Nile Rodgers producing.

A year after their third album, ‘You Can Do Anything’, was released in 2008, the band quietly split. They have occasionally reunited in various forms for one-off shows since 2016, although fans’ hopes that they might get fully up and running again have always looked unlikely to be fulfilled.

Never say never though, eh? Original members Dave McCabe, Boyan Chowdhury, Sean Payne and Abi Harding are now in the studio. Former guitarist Russell Pritchard – who these days plays in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – is not rejoining the band, though.

“We all love the records that Nile has made as a musician and a producer, and we are playing better than ever as a band right now”, says McCabe.

“We sent him five songs we recorded in my house not long ago and it gave us so much confidence when he came back and said he liked them, because it meant we had a chance of making a great album with somebody who we knew we would respect and listen to”, he adds. “He gets what we’re about and what the feeling behind each song is, he gets what the DNA or story of the song is”.

Exactly when the band will release a bit of new music isn’t clear, but the album is set to come out at some point in 2022.