Published Sep 21, 2020British space rock heroes Loop have announced they will be releasing their first album in three decades.
The band broke the news today, revealing they are planning to put out their first album since 1990's A Gilded Eternity. While the upcoming album has yet to get a title, Music Week reports it will arrive via Cooking Vinyl, with Loop set to hit the studio in October.
After breaking up in 1991 following the release of A Gilded Eternity, Loop got back together in 2013 for a series of live shows. These led to the reunion EP Array 1, which arrived in 2015.
"I think we can all agree that it's been a painfully weird year. The music industry has been literally turned on its head in all shapes and forms. For bands especially, with the lack of shows and most likely, the shortage of studio time until recently, it feels odd to be making this announcement," Loop's Robert Hampson stated. "But it's been a pretty weird few years for Loop in general, so to feel there is a little bit of light and faith in us from Rob [Collins of Cooking Vinyl] and the crew at CV is nothing short of pretty damn marvellous. Rob and I go way back from the days of yore when he was part of our old management team, so it's great to have a bit of history there."
Cooking Vinyl's Rob Collins added: "Loop was always an amazing band and live they had very few peers. Unfortunately, major success eluded them. I've always kept a flame going for them in my heart, so to be working on the a new album after 30 years will give me the chance to try and take their brand of sonic guitar-noise to a bigger audience."
As of yet, no release date has been set for the upcoming Loop album, so stay tuned.