The cogs are turning, the circuits are blinking into life and the sparks are flying as Edinburgh trio FOUND prepare to shed light on the latest creation from their endlessly inventive production line.
After taking a year out to build a musical robot wardrobe (as you do), the eccentric trio have returned to more conventional music matters with their new album factorycraft.
Having amicably left Fence Records to sign with Glasgwegian indie label Chemikal Underground, their third LP's marriage of forceful pop songs with offbeat production values has earned UK radio play and looks set to propel them on to bigger things (which is a strange thing to say about a bunch of Bafta winners).
In advance of their sold-out album launch at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Thursday, the band were interviewed by Andrew Eaton in this week's Scotland on Sunday.
As well as revealing that they had to change the initial album title (Bastard Windings) at the label's behest as it's never a good idea to swear so prominently, they also say that this time round they wanted to "make a record in a more conventional way".
But that was never going to be at the expense of making it sound new, as bassist Tommy Perman explained: "We were really excited about including any instruments we could get our hands on, or sampling a friend who played an outlandish instrument."
You can read the interview in full here.
The album is released on 14 March (pre-order), which coincides with the Glasgow launch show at the Captain's Rest. FOUND also join label mates The Phantom Band on their UK tour throughout March. Full info at foundtheband.com
If all that lot wasn't enough, the band have also announced two more Scottish dates in March - a Ziggy Campbell solo gig at Carters Bar, Edinburgh on the 26th, and a full-band set at Oran Mor, Glasgow on the 30th.
And when all the live action is out the way, FOUND will have to get to work on their new project after winning Creative Scotland's Vital Spark award to create a new sound installation with Aidan Moffat. 2011's shaping up to be another busy year in FOUNDland.
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