One of our favourite bands of the ’90s are coming back with a new album! Gwen Stefani and her boys are reunited once more as No Doubt after a decade long hiatus.
In 2001, the ska-inflected alt rock fixturesÂ released their last album to date,Â Rock Steady, which featured a significant dancehall and reggae influence. Now, they’re in the studio working on their first record in a decade, and they’ve teamed up with DiploÂ andÂ Switch’s Major Lazer, another outfit influenced by Jamaican sounds albeit with an electro twist.
No Doubt had announced in January that they had entered the recording studio to work on a new album after reuniting in 2009 for a summer tour. Major Lazer on the other hand, have not only stayed active in the mainstream since the release of their Lazers Never Die EP in 2010, but have also collaborated with the likes of Thom Yorke (on the said EP) and BeyoncÃ© Knowles’ for ‘Run the World (Girls)’ which sampled their calling-card track, ‘Pon de Floor’. Most recently, Diplo made his solo debut in Malaysia, spinning at the decks of Mist back in June.
We can’t wait to hear Gwen again and hopefully, Major Lazer’s involvement will give them the freshness they need.
For more studio updates, visit www.nodoubt.com/blog.