The Black Keys Talk Of New Album Sessions

Late January 2013 will see the duo begin recording their eighth studio album.

The Black Keys have revealed they will start recording their next album - the follow up to 2011’s ‘El Camino’ - at the start of 2013.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, singer / guitarist Dan Auerbach announced: ‘Late January is when we’re going to record. We never really rehearse or practice before we get into the studio. We’ll just get in there and see what happens. I’ve been writing every day, but I never know what’s going to be a song we use or not, you know.’

This announcement comes in the same week the band have been nominated for five Grammy Awards, with Auerbach also up for a further nod for his production work on the band’s own album. Speaking of the nominations, the frontman added: ‘I’m excited about all of them. The producer one was a real shock to me. I was just really, really happy for Mac [Dr. John] to get nominated. I was texting with him last night. He’s excited.’

The Black Keys are currently completing their UK tour with The Vaccines and can be seen on the following dates:

09 Birmingham NIA
11 Manchester Arena
12 London O2 Arena
13 London O2 Arena