Noah And The Whale 'in great place'
Noah And The Whale are in a "great place" and will be "celebrating" on their new album, the band's bassist has promised.
Urby Whale confirmed the group's third record will be a departure from The First Days Of Spring, which dealt with frontman Charlie Fink's emotional break-up from singer and former band member Laura Marling.
Asked if Charlie is still heartbroken, the bassist revealed: "Charlie Fink is in a great place."
He said their next release would be more upbeat than their last, adding: "The band is in a really, really great place at the moment. We are all incredibly excited about the record."
He went on: "When you go out with an album like The First Days Of Spring you go out with those songs that are immensely personal to Charlie, but emotional songs nonetheless, on tour every night. That builds into itself a wish to fulfill other aspects of the live show. We've done that now for quite some time and it's brilliant but it forces a need to go in the other direction emotionally, to celebrate. There's much to celebrate."
The group, famed for such hits as Five Years Time, entertained crowds at the Latitude festival with songs from their first and second albums, as well as new material.
They will begin recording the new release this week and hope to release it early 2011.