Future of the Left Split with Record Label, Begin Work on New Album

Future of the Left Split with Record Label, Begin Work on New Album
UK noise rockers Future of the Left could very well change their name to Future of the Music Industry with the way things are going. After all, the trio recently ditched their record label, 4AD subsidiary Too Pure, and are planning a new album on their own terms.

According to NME, the band will next month begin work on their as-yet-untitled third album, which will follow up on 2009's excellent Travels With Myself and Another. In an interview, singer Andy Falkous said that the album was born in "a difficult gestation period," but was ultimately "an album that we are inordinately proud of."

For the new material, Falkous said that they'll approach their sound a little differently. "Before the process of starting each record, I always say I want to write a pop album and then our personalities get in the way. This time, I'm hoping to take the thing full circle and to channel the spirit of Freddie Mercury - not Brian May - through Slayer's backline."

The band did not say why they split with their label, or if they plan to re-sign with another imprint. One thing is definitely certain though: they won't be fielding any more questions about Steve Albini.