Friday, December 17, 2010

J.D. Fortune: INXS working on a “very rock” album

In a newly-published interview with Chartattack, INXS singer J.D. Fortune says he and the band started writing new material together in Melbourne, Australia a few months back. When asked what musical shape their new songs are taking, Fortune says the songs are in a very "rock" groove.

"So far, the songs are a real cross between swampy drums from the 60's and really thumpy bass," says Fortune. "There are some really cool melodies in these songs. So far, the demos we have recorded are more aggressive than anything that was on 'Switch.'"

While he doesn't estimate when a new INXS record will be finished let alone released, Fortune says he's still looking forward to the group's upcoming tour plans, some of which include Canadian gigs:

"We start a tour at the end of January in Australia, then play South America before coming back to Canada towards the end of March. The dates are still to be confirmed, but we're all really looking forward to heading back out on the road and playing live."

You can see INXS here:

Jan 25 - Mudgee, Australia @ Robert Oatley Wines
Jan 26 - Bowral, Australia @ Centennial Vineyards
Jan 29 - Hunter Valley, Australia @ Bimbadgen Estate
Jan 30 - Mount Cotton, Australia @ Sirromet Wines
Feb 03 - Perth, Australia @ Kings Park & Botanic Gardens
Feb 05 - Clare Valley, Australia @ Annie's Lane
Feb 06 - Yarra Valley, Australia @ Rochford Wines
Feb 12 - Rutherglen, Australia @ All Saints Estate
Mar 02 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

For more on INXS, check out Chartattack here.

INXS – Pretty Vegas (2005)