Dublin band The Thrills are at work on their second album, the follow-up to last year's 'So Much for the City', in a Los Angeles studio.

Speaking to Billboard, frontman Conor Deasy said: "The songs sound so great at the moment and it sounds like a really nice progression."

"It is always hard to talk about something when it is not finished, and when you are in the middle of it, you are so close to it and kind of lacking perspective. But we've been on the road for a year, playing almost 130 shows, so I think it is a bit more of a live dynamic there. It is very much songwriting based though. Maybe it is a little bit more ambiguous and a little bit more raw, lyrically. It just feels like a year in the life of the Thrills."

The band have laid down thirteen tracks, including 'The Irish Keep Gate Crashing', 'Introducing The Fall Guy' and 'Follow My Rosebud'.

The new album is tentatively slated for a 2005 release.