After a four-year hiatus, glam pop act Scissor Sisters are gearing up for the release of their third album Night Work on June 29 (June 28 in the UK). The inspiration for the record’s dark, backroom disco sound resulted from a tumultuous couple of years that saw the band scrap an entire album’s worth of songs and start afresh.
Determined to shake his bout of writers block following the Sisters’ disappointing 2006 sophomore effort Ta-Dah, front man Jake Shears vanished from New York and threw himself headlong into the Berlin club scene. He emerged with an idea to team up with mega-producer Stuart Price (Madonna, Kylie) and write an album that paid tribute to the seedier side of New York’s gay nightlife in the 1980s.
To find out more about the inspiration behind Night Work and what the Sisters have been up to recently, we caught up with Trannyshack drag performer-turned-Euro pop idol Ana Matronic for a chat. Read the Q&A after the jump.
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