The Hold Steady have said they needed a break before releasing their latest album.
The US band released Teeth Dreams, their sixth album, at the end of March, four years after the release of previous album, 2010's Heaven Is Whenever.
"We'd made five records in six years, and we were tired. Well, I was at least," frontman Craig Finn said.
"We needed a break. We needed to refresh some ideas. We couldn't have made a record in 2012 after touring, but if we had tried, it wouldn't have been that exciting."
"And even with a break, we've still released six albums in 10 years," said guitarist Tad Kubler. "However you look at it, that's fast."
:: The Hold Steady's sixth album Teeth Dreams is out now and the bandk are currently on a UK tour.