Now this is collaboration that we didn't see coming. The Scottish rockers Sons & Daughters have joined forces with the former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler on their upcoming new album. The follow-up to their insanely good The Repulsion Box was originally scheduled to drop in '06, but will now hopefully hit stores at some point this summer.
Vocalist Scott Paterson did admit that Butler was an odd choice for producers. In a recent interview on NME, he added: "...I was a big fan of his playing on the first Suede record, and I learned to play guitar along to people like him and Johnny Marr. He really knows his stuff in the studio and he's a great musician as well. He's definitely given a lot more feedback on the songs - it's like working with an old-school producer in the Phil Spector sense, where they take stuff and advise on direction or arrangements."
By bringing Butler on board, it should be pretty safe to assume that the sound of the new album will be somewhat different that what we're used to from Sons & Daughters. Paterson agreed, saying: "It's sounding quite different to our usual style now, though, I don't think it's going to be quite what people are expecting. That's cool, that's what we want."