This article was published in 2012.

Yorkshire band The Scaramanga Six have this week announced details of their forthcoming recording sessions for what will be the follow up to last year's 'Cursed' album.

The band's seventh studio album will be recorded by the legendary Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Wedding Present, Shellac, etc) at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago this April.

What's more, the band have swollen ranks to become a six-piece for the first time in many years with the inclusion of a full second drum kit played by Stephen Stuffy Gilchrist and the piano by James Kenosha.

Work is already furiously underway on a barrage of new material and despite the increased numbers, The Scaramanga Six are aiming at a more distilled and desolate sound with more space and dramatic tension than ever before.

The band will attempt to record and mix the entire album in less than a week, playing mainly as live and aiming to capture the rawness and immediacy of performances.

Talking of live performances, you can watch the band in Leeds before they head to Chicago as they appear at The Well on 25th February.