Friday 23 April 2010, 11:44 | By

Vampire Weekend working on new material

In The Studio

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has revealed that the band are already working on new material, following the release of their second album, ‘Contra’, in January.

Koenig told BBC 6music: “There’s preliminary conversations and definitely we started talking about the next album as soon as we finished this one. Physically, a lot of our energy and our time is going to be taken up by touring but little by little we’ll start to do stuff. We’ll still be releasing music in other ways, we have a few little things we’ve worked on that’ll come out this year”.

He added that the success of ‘Contra’ has taken them completely by surprise, saying:”I’m amazed that we even chart anyway, frankly. A bunch of knuckleheads like us. Selling records is never really part of our plan, it can’t be your objective, playing shows and having people care about your music has to be your objective, to have people psyched to buy your record the week it comes out – it’s amazing. No matter how confident you are it’s a fear every band has when you are successful with your first album, you have got all sorts of psycho people who are waiting for you to mess up, I feel like we are out of the woods now”.

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