​Four Tet is working on first new record in three years

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Four Tet – real name Kieran Hebden – has announced that he is working on his next album which would mark the producer’s 12th studio record to date and his first in three years.

“TEXT055 soon,” he tweeted last Wednesday alluding to the next record in the Text Records catalogue, followed up with “I’m working on the new album”.

“And I’m working on the live set for the Squidsoup shows,” he added in a string of tweets. “Planning to get new music out before the shows start. Got stuff I’m making with William Tyler too,” he said.

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The next record from Four Tet will be his first under the alias since ‘Parallel’, a 10-track surprise release which landed on Christmas Day of 2020. The record followed the release of a planned LP titled ‘871’ just a day earlier.

Although no further details of the record have been confirmed, he told fans that new music could land before his upcoming Squidsoup shows which are due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3.

The tour – which takes place alongside immersive installation company Squidsoup – will commence with two nights at LA’s Hollywood Palladium early next month before heading to London for a one-off show at Alexandra Palace on May 23.

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Since the release of ‘Parallel’ in 2020, Hebden has released a number of tracks under his ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ alias, as well as the pseudonyms KH and 00110100 01010100.

Under his Four Tet moniker, Hebden has collaborated with a number of revered musicians over recent years including American artist William Tyler, Madlib, and a second collaboration with Thom Yorke and Burial.

Earlier this month, Hebden announced the reissue of the 2003 record ‘Happiness’ made alongside his old band Fridge to mark the album’s 20th anniversary.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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