Published Aug 05, 2010Last November, top-notch Canadian turntablist Kid Koala dropped an album with the Slew, his out-there collaboration with Wolfmother's former rhythm section. The project was intended as a one-off effort, but Koala has revealed that the band are already hard at work on their second album, and this time they've enlisted Mike Patton and Jon Spencer to lay down some vocals.
"Mike [Patton] has been a big supporter of the Slew since the beginning," Koala told Spinner. "He's already joined us onstage once before, so it only seemed natural to have him on the record... As for Jon [Spencer], we've been meaning to do some stuff together for the last couple of years. We were originally going to do something, just the two of us, but I think the Slew are better suited to his voice. It's got this really kind of sludge/bluesy roughness that's just perfect for him."
The Slew's debut, 100%, was created entirely on turntables, with former Wolfmother members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett recruited for a live setting. This time, the album is being recorded with live instrumentation. From there, each track of music will be cut to a vinyl record and mixed on turntables.
No title or release date have been set for the next Slew album, but it sounds as if it will be painstaking to complete, so don't expect it too soon.