Deftones Have a "Little Something Brewing"

The band are planning to "jam on some new songs" after touring, according to drummer Abe Cunningham

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 14, 2022

Even though it's been less than two years since Deftones released their ninth full-length Ohms, the world is once again different — as is the band, sans bassist Sergio Vega. Eager to reinvent themselves, the 'tones are looking ahead to new music, with drummer Abe Cunningham teasing: "There's always a little something brewing."

In a new interview with NME backstage at last weekend's Download Festival in Leicestershire, Cunningham and keyboardist/turntablist Frank Delgado spoke about their plans for the remainder of the year, including "jam[ing] on some new songs."

"There's always a little something brewing," Cunningham told the publication's Ali Shuter, with Delgado adding that the outfit feel like they were "still only scratching the surface" with Ohms, which made Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2020 and was championed by megafan Michael Bublé. "It feels like we're only just getting started," Delgado explained.

Deftones' European tour ends in July, after which there are talks of a third annual Dia De Los Deftones festival in San Diego and possibly an Australian tour. "That's it for the year basically, so maybe we'll try and jam on some new songs," Cunningham suggested. The bassist went on to indicate that the next record would definitely mark a directional pivot for the band.

"The next [album] is going to be soft as hell," he joked. "Everyone's going to weep uncontrollably for months. There'll be a tissue shortage around the world. No, for better or worse, there are never any rules or preconceived thought put into much of what we create. It's mostly just jamming it out and seeing what happens."

Cunningham added: "We just sat at home for three years. We've got tonnes of fire to keep doing this."

Meanwhile, Vega is selling his gear off and working with Ex-Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley.

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