Back in 2011, Tom Smith of Editors teamed up with Andy Burrows of We Are Scientists to form Smith & Burrows. That November, the pair released their debut album together, Funny Looking Angels. Comprised of covers and original songs, the Christmas album offered a unique take on the winter holidays.
Eight years have since passed, and now Smith & Burrows are preparing their overdue second album! In November 2018, they debuted a new song called "All The Best Moves" live. At the time, Andy confirmed that they were working on a new album. The duo wrote and recorded off and on throughout early 2019, and by June, Tom was teasing the new demos he could listen to.
At this point, it seems Tom and Andy intend to record their new songs in the US in late summer or early fall. They might be working with producer Jacknife Lee, who is based in Los Angeles.
There’s no word on when the new album will be ready, or if it will also be centered around Christmas. If it will, we may hear it late in 2019. However, considering the lack of festivity in “All The Best Moves,” it’s entirely possible the new album won’t be about holidays at all. We shall see!