AMSTERDAM will be giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come by performing a selection of brand new songs during their first two shows of 2010.
The Ellesmere Port band are on stage at the Luminaire in London on Saturday, before playing Liverpool’s O2 Academy seven days later.
Frontman Ian Prowse has promised to test out at least ‘three or four’ new songs, as well as playing the usual Amsterdam favourites and a couple of Pele classics.
He confirmed the new album is expected to be recorded over the summer with an early 2011 release.
Ian said: “The two shows give us a chance to road test a lot of new songs. I’ve got about 30 odd tunes written.
“A lot obviously won’t make the album. There is usually a reason why they don’t, but some that don’t make it first time round could be a hit later on. It’s all part of the process.
“I don’t know how long it will take to record. It depends on how we feel about the songs. It probably won’t come out this year.
“It took a long time the last album, so we’re going to put in a bit more preparation this time.”
Ian, who hails from Little Sutton, is particularly excited about recording their first album as a seven-piece.
He said: “We want to exploit the talents of the whole band. That is the aim of the next record.”
Ian is currently doing a masters in Irish studies, having completed a modern history degree last year, and believes studying in his spare time has had a positive influence on his songwriting.
“I absolutely love it. It’s had an affect on my writing, learning a lot of historical stuff,” Ian explained.
For more information about the band and to buy tickets visit www.amsterdam-music.com