Queens Of The Stone Age new album ‘bluesy’

Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has told FasterLouder that the band’s new album is blues inspired and will “definitely [make you] wanna shake some arse.”

Following on from Josh Homme’s comments last year that album number six from the Queen’s will be “all about wiggling hips”, when asked about the direction of the latest recording Van Leeuwen confirmed, “We all love the blues, and we all love to boogie…On the other side, there might be some new scenes. It’s really early in the process and it’s not too defined what it is, but we’re all feeling really great about it and there’s no shortage of ideas. We’re trying to filter the best of the best.”

According to Van Leeuwen the band is still in the early stages of recording, making that rumoured mid-year release date seem a little out of reach: “We’re at the early parts of the record, there’s still some writing going on. We’re a band that doesn’t push things, things naturally happen, and they are, and we’re kinda sprinkling this year with some touring for the re-release of the debut and then doing some recording. It’s going to be a creative time, and that’s good, but we’re still early on.”

In addition to recording the new album Queens have just announced the re-release of their debut self-titled record. The re-issue of Queens Of The Stone Age has been worked from the original tapes with the tracks The Bronze, These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For and Spiders and Vinegaroons added as bonus tracks.

The band will be performing the album in full at their upcoming Soundwave Sideshows this March.

Stay tuned to FL for the full interview with Queens Of The Stone Age in coming weeks.