Inspiral Carpets confirm new album and collaboration with John Cooper Clarke

The Inspiral Carpets have revealed they are working on a new album, set to be released this September, alongside poet John Cooper Clarke.

The as yet unnamed new 12-track album will be the band’s first release since 1994’s ‘Devil Hopping’ and will be released on Cherry Red Records.

Clint Boon from the band told XFM: “When it came to putting the new album together, we recorded the track ‘Let You Down’. There’s an amazing middle eight section where we just jammed, Doors-style. Somebody suggested it would sound brilliant with John Cooper Clarke on it. So I got him into XFM Manchester one afternoon to record it and it turned out brilliantly proper goose bumps. He’s such a legend because his view of the world and social commentary is second to none. He’s at his peak now – I saw him recently and he’s equal parts Bob Dylan and Russell Brand, so contemporary. Stunning to watch. Our collaboration is one of our proudest moments.”

Listen to a clip of ‘Let You Down’ below.