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JASON PIERCE SAYS NEXT SPIRITUALIZED ALBUM LIKELY HIS LAST


In an interview with The Independent, long time Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce
says that his upcoming new record will most likely be his last. Interestingly, it wasn’t
health concerns that he cited as the reason to step back from his garage rock/drone
project, as he has suffered from a serious bout of pneumonia and liver disease that has
seen him hospitalized in the last number of years. Pierce states that it’s rather more a
cause of artistic fatigue that’s at the heart of his thought process. He told The Guardian:”
I’m a a lot older now and in a weird way I think it’s my last record. I’ve already covered
so much ground and already done so many ideas. There’s no point doing something
unless it’s better than that.”


Pierce also revealed in the article that he was offered two and a half million pounds to
reform his early band Spacemen 3, saying:” Maybe I’m just stupid, I certainly need the
money. It’s a ton of money, but I think it’s too important for that, I really do.”


In the meantime, Spiritualized will play its landmark 1997 album, Ladies and Gentlemen
We Are Floating in Space in full tonight and tomorrow (Nov 7 & 8) at London’s Barbican
Theatre. Look for their new record in late spring/early summer 2017.


Check out our review of Spiritualized at The Phoenix