The end of The Streets?

Mike Skinner promises electronic finale

Skinner now describes his last album as a "guilt-ridden indulgence".

Mike Skinner has suggested that he´ll release two more albums as The Streets before calling it a day. In a blog on his MySpace page, the singer writes that he´s completed his fourth studio set, Everything is Borrowed, and is now planning a “dark and futuristic” finale that´s been inspired by a visit to a synthesizer exhibition.

Skinner says that Everything Is Borrowed is a “peaceful coming to terms album”. This follows the “weird guilt-ridden indulgence” that was The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living, The Streets´ third LP.

Of course, the end of The Streets won´t necessarily mean the end of Mike Skinner - chances are he´ll continue to make music under some other moniker.

Everything Is Borrowed should be released later this year.

By Ben Rogerson