The Black Keys confirm new album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 October 2012
Patrick Carney and Emily Ward

The Black Keys Patrick Carney and wife Emily Ward

The Black Keys are already planning their eighth album and hope to release it next year

The Black Keys are planning a new album for 2013.

The 'Lonely Boy' group are planning to follow up 2011's 'El Camino' with their eighth album early next year.

Drummer Patrick Carney told US radio station KROQ: "We're going to start making a new album in January and we're going to tour a little more in the spring.

"Our plan is to have the new album done by the end of spring or earlier, then hopefully take a few months off to do normal things like go to bed early and wake up early, walk the dog, that kind of stuff. Then we'll probably be back on the road starting next fall."

While the band are known for how hard they work, Patrick - who recently married Emily Ward - is adamant they will have a break next year.

He added:"Whenever we try to build in breaks and time off, it doesn't work out. But next year, we're also committed to a vacation."

Although he's not sure if the duo - completed by Dan Auerbach - will use a producer on their new album, if they do, he hopes to reunite with Danger Mouse, who worked on their last three albums.

He said: "We've been working with him since 2007and we're all really good friends. But he's also really busy, producing so many records lately, so hopefully he has time. He's producing U2′s record - that takes priority over us."

The Black Keys

Bluesy garage licks a-go-go from Akron, Ohio, birthplace of the Cramps' Lux Interior, so it must be something in the local reservoir. Something fossilised by the sounds of the Keys' anachronistic sound.

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