Baxter Dury opens up about his new album The Night Chancers
Baxter Dury has spoken about the making of his new album, The Night Chancers.
Speaking to hmv.com, the singer said the album continued in the tradition of his previous work and that he never went looking for his subject matter.
He said: "It's a collection of songs through my filter. I never set out with any specific intention or the grandeur of a concept. The songs aren't united by one thing."
Dury made the album with producer Craig Silvey, who has worked with likes of The Horrors and Miles Kane.
Speaking about working with Silvey, he said "He's a good friend. I don't need to go looking for some kind of general to rant and rave. He's fantastic at his job. We made the record in London too, saves a fortune when you don't rent some country house and just get the tube to work."
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Dury has already been forced to postpone his planned spring UK and European tour.
Asked how he might fill the time in the absence of tour dates, Dury revealed that he has signed a book deal and will use the downtime to complete the work.
He said: "I've got this book to do now, so I will have a bit of time to throw myself into that. It's a kind of unreliable early years memoir. It'll take me a while to do. Of course, it would be quicker if I was lying, but I've committed to something else..."