No Doubt's Novelty Comeback
No Doubt's comeback album is influenced by 80s novelty songs and one hit wonders.
No Doubt's comeback album is influenced by one hit wonders.
The US group originally went on hiatus in 2004 after 18 years together, but have been working on a new sound for their latest album, influenced by 80s novelty songs.
Lead singer Gwen Stefani said: "The last few weeks we've been listening to the worst of the 80s, in the sense of bad but good."
"Pop songs, one-hit wonders, nifty songs, things like that. You just go back and find things that you love, and try to figure out how they made them."
Gwen - who makes up the band with Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young - added she's having fun being back in the studio with the group, who reformed in 2008, but have made a slow comeback as the singer was pregnant with her second child at the time.
Gwen added to Rolling Stone maagzine: "They were doing stuff before, but things are kind of starting over, you know what I mean?
"We might re-visit some of that stuff, but it's the same old chase. It doesn't matter how we get there - we want to get there, we will, and we're having fun doing it."