Nearly three months after releasing their ‘final’ set of singles, the fiery Whatcha Got and the moody Big Man Down, The Bayonets have at long last headed back to the studio to begin work on what will become their first full album.
Lead singer Brian Ray has only recently returned from the UK where he has been performing alongside Paul McCartney to promote the former Wings frontman’s latest album New (review here). Heading almost directly to The Noise Club, the studio of Bayonets co-founder Oliver Leiber, the pair (joined by Davey Faragher on bass) started laying the foundations for several brand new songs.
Speaking about the session Brian said: “We were working late into the night but we’ve got two killer new basic tracks for two new songs. But I woke up the next day in my jet-lagged fog thinking two things: where am I, and did that really happen last night?”
Overseeing the recording process was engineer Joe Zook, who has previously worked with The Bayonets and is currently riding high on the success of his latest mixes for several global acts including One Republic and their smash hit Counting Stars.
It is also rumored that The Bayonets’ album could be released as early as spring 2014. This news came in the same week that the band found out that their Sucker For Love music video is being considered for nomination for the 56th Annual Grammys to win two of the highly sought after music awards (full story here).