Arcade Fire team with James Murphy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 June 2013

This article is from 2013.

James Murphy

James Murphy

Arcade Fire are working with former LCD Soundsystem star James Murphy on their fourth album

Arcade Fire are working with James Murphy on their new album.

The Canadian band have got together with the former LCD Soundsystem star at his DFA studio in New York to prepare tracks for their fourth album, the follow up to 2020's 'The Suburbs'.

James told the Daily Star: "The album is going great. I am too in the middle of it to know which way it will go in the end. But it's going to be a fantastic record."

The 43-year-old says he's not had to be too hands-on as a producer, as the seven member group - led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne - are all seasoned studio experts.

He continued: "They are so good they could produce themselves, so my role in the band depends on the song.

"Sometimes I am going around making suggestions and playing instruments, other times I'm just helping the arrangements."

Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem have previously toured together, making James and the group close, although since retiring his most famous project, he admits finding the energy to continue as a musician is difficult.

He said: "It's harder now to make music. You have to ask yourself what your motivation is."

Arcade Fire

The headily-acclaimed Canadian ensemble perform songs from their upcoming album, as well as tracks from their back catalogue.

3Arena, Dublin

Fri 6 Apr 2018

Prices to be confirmed

With special guests.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sun 15 Apr 2018

£63.05 / 0844 338 8000

With special guests.

Manchester Arena

Sun 8 Apr 2018

£62.70 / 0844 847 8000

With special guests.

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