LCD Soundsystem not splitting up

There will be a new LCD Soundsystem record - we just don't know when.
There will be a new LCD Soundsystem record - we just don't know when.

LCD Soundsystem ringmaster James Murphy has put an end to speculation that his band is on permanent hiatus by revealing that the bulk of their next album is already written.

Speaking to, he said: "I write all my music in my head, I never demo. I get to a point where there are too many songs and I have to get them recorded. I recently felt that. I've got eight in my head - that's critical mass."

Only last month, Murphy revealed that he's playing bass in a new band that's creating a "classic rock record", which fuelled speculation that the LCD Soundsystem moniker could be consigned to history.

However, his latest comments indicate that there will be a new album, though Murphy will be taking a clandestine approach to the production process.

"When I start recording I don't tell anyone, not even my manager," he told "I'll go away for a month to a studio outside the city and do it."

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.