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Big Big Train release trailer for 'grand' online interview

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Big Big Train have released a teaser trailer for a brand new online interview ahead of the release of their forthcoming new album Grand Tour, which is released through English Electric Recordings on  May 17. In it the band lift the lid on their creative processes.

"We've got four great singers in the band," explains bassist Greg Spawton. "I did a bit of singing at some early shows, probably not a good idea. But as an observer I've learnt that the focus is on those four strong voices. And David will now write for those voices.

"With The Underfall Yard, well, I didn't even know David could write these big vocal arrangements, he was brought in as the lead singer. And then we're presented with these complex vocal arrangements."

You can watch the trailer, featuring Big Big Train's Greg Spawton and David Longdon, and band artist Sarah Ewing, below. And also the full 90 minute interview with Prog Magazine writer Nick Shilton.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.