Spiritualized announced via Twitter in September that they’re planning to release a new album in 2017. However, in a new interview with The Independent, Jason Pierce says that it’s likely to be their last. The reasoning behind the (possible) end of Spiritualized is a result of Pierce’s own creative exhaustion, and not the health problems he’s had in recent years. He describes the new album as “the equal if not a lot better than Ladies and Gentlemen We’re Floating in Space“, though he says he’s already covered a lot of ground in his career:
“I’m a lot older now and in a weird way I think it’s my last record. … I’ve already covered so much ground and already done a load of ideas. There’s no point doing something unless it’s better than that. It’s mentally and physically such a taxing and demanding year or so, and there’s no point doing it unless it’s really something else. I’ve never bowed to pressure and done anything I’d considered a bad move artistically. And I won’t start for anybody.”
In the article, Pierce also says that he turned down an offer of £2 million to reunite Spacemen 3. Read the full interview here.
Ladies and Gentlemen is on our list of 10 Essential Neo-Psychedelia Albums.