Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Mosshart confirmed that the group, which also includes guitarist Dean Fertita and bassist Jack Lawrence (who also plays bass in White's Raconteurs band), will be working on the Horehound follow-up at White's Nashville studio. "I think I'll spend most of December in America and finish the second record," Mosshart said.
If anything, it appears that the new album will come together as quickly as the last record did. "We kind of wrote 15 songs in three days," she explained. "They sound great. I really like them. We've been playing three or four of them on stage so they keep changing all the time."
For those who don't know, the Dead Weather came together when the Raconteurs and the Kills were touring together at the end of 2008. White and Lawrence palled around with Mosshart, and with Fertita they decided to make an album together. The whole thing was a bit of a lark, but Horehound turned out to be a surprisingly effective merger of the White Stripes' and the Kills' shared passion for stormy blues-rock. And it looks like that fortuitous creative partnership will be continuing for at least a little while longer.
"The last year has been incredible," she said. "I never knew it was going to go like this. We never planned to be a band. Certainly I didn't think we'd be so busy and that things would go so well."
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