Laughing Stock team up with XTC's Colin Moulding on new album

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Norwegian art rockers Laughing Stock have announced that they will release their new album, Songs For The Future, through Apollon Records on February 3. You can watch a video for the title track below.

The new album, the band's fifth, sees the trio - Jan Mikael Sørensen, Håvard Enge and Jan Erik Kirkevold Nilsen - working with XTC bass player Colin Moulding - fitting, as the band describe XTC's 1986 album Skylarking, along with Tears For Fears' debut The Hurting and Talk Talk's The Colour Of Spring, as albums that inspired them to play instruments in the first place.

Songs For The Future also features contributions from Yes bass player Billy Sherwood and Camel's Colin Bass.

The album has been produced and mixed by Jan M. Sørensen with help from the rest of the band and has been mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo.

Pre-order Songs For The Future.

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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.