Update on BBC Radio 1 interview

Added on Wednesday 01 September 2010, 12:38 (UTC)

Jay was this morning in London at the BBC Radio 1 studios for a live on-air chat as part of the breakfast show.

Talking about the album he said there were about 19 tracks 'in the bag', with 12 selected for the album, and 13 for the Japanese album release (there's always an extra track on Japanese releases).

Regarding Rock Dust Light Star he said that for some of the tracks on the album the band got some ideas from the Rolling Stones, Roxy Music and David Bowie.  He also described the album as "Less disco, more it's own little way." When asked by a listener who sent in an SMS text message, Jay said "We have not lost the funk."  Another track name was revealed - entitled 'Never Gonna Be Another.'

A world tour is being planned for next year, starting with the UK.  Radio 1 also played White Knuckle Ride, which was introduced as a "first play on BBC Radio 1."  The track was originally written about two years ago (at least the concept of the track), and has slowly been developed over time.  Outside of the UK the track doing pretty well in other countries at the moment, for example in the Netherlands where it is currently number 12 in the iTunes chart.Confirming the recent news of the video shoot for WKR being complete, Jay said that the video is the most awesome thing he's done. Jay said "If you like the track, then you'll love the video."

The BBC Radio 1 breakfast show can be replayed for one week using the BBC 'Listen Again' service.  Jay was on air about from around 1 hour 55 minutes into the show.

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