New Something For Kate album next year

Paul Dempsey has revealed that a new Something For Kate record is finally underway and set for release in 2012.

Dempsey confirmed details of the band’s long awaited sixth album in an interview to mark the forthcoming They Will Have Their Way shows, at which he will perform next month. Speaking with FasterLouder from New York, Dempsey said he has been doing lots of writing for the SFK record and revealed that when he does return to our shores in November he’ll join Stephanie Ashworth and Clint Hyndman to “hash it out.”

Dempsey made it clear the band didn’t want to force what will be their first record together since 2006’s Desert Lights, so while they are hoping it will be ready to go next year there is no clear release schedule at this stage.

Dempsey also revealed that for the first time in their career the band is looking to produce the new LP themselves, a distinctly different approach to their last record which they made in LA with high profile nob-twiddler Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins/Ben Lee): “At this stage, we’re looking to produce it ourselves. We’ve pretty much got all the equipment we need now, and producing is something I’ve always been interested in. I’ve had enough experience now, doing production, that I’m confident in our ability to get it through that process. Then, once it’s ready, we’ll take it to someone who knows how to mix, and make a better mix.”

Stay tuned to FL for the full interview with Paul Dempsey later this week.