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Jake Shears wants corpse show

Jake Shears would love to "perform as a corpse" with his head tucked under his arm.

The Scissor Sisters frontman is known for his flamboyancy and the group love staging elaborate and colourful shows. They are currently promoting their fourth album, Magic Hour, and have been thinking of ways to entertain their fans.

Scissor Sisters are scheduled to play at the Tower of London in July as part of the London 2012 Festival and Jake has a novel way of paying tribute to the historic building.

"I'd love to appear as a corpse, with my head tucked under my arm, but Lady Gaga's probably done that already," he told the BBC.

Jake has also been discussing the future of albums. He believes many good songs are ignored when they appear on a record, and the group are considering regularly releasing new material.

"I keep wondering whether people even listen to albums anymore? Certainly not as much.

Putting out an album feels a little bit like you're wasting songs. The interesting thing about this campaign is we put out Shady Love just to surprise people. Didn't tell anyone we were going to do it. Threw it up on the internet. And then we've eked out songs. Every few weeks there's something new," he explained. "I'm really happy doing it that way because it presents the album as a whole. To give people the idea that we're not just coming out with this single that's going to be driven down your throat. I almost wish I could do it with the whole record

"I think we've put our own notch in the wall. We occupy our own space, which was always the goal. I don't think, at this point, anyone can really penetrate it."

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