Mac talks new Itch-E and Scratch-E

Paul Mac Paul Mac has described the new Itch-E and Scratch-E record as “f*cken awesome”.

“Whilst it seems I may disappear for large tracts of time doing something close to nothing, I've actually been busy beavering away in the studio coming up with new sounds and ideas,” Mac said.

“The good news for those hungry to hear is that it is getting close to the time where all is revealed.”

Mac said about a year ago he reconnected with the other half of Itch-E and Scratch-E, Andy Rantzen.

“We have been making a new album which is sounding f*cken awesome if you ask me (but of course I would say that),” Mac said.

“It's coming out real soon, and you may have heard by now we are playing the boiler room at the big day out........ yay!”

The shows will be the dance outfit’s first appearance at Big Day Out in 16 years.

Other acts named for next year’s Big Day Out festival are Jet, Sasha, Devendra Banhart, Passion Pit, Simian Mobile Disco Djs, Beenie Man, Silent Disco, and Hilltop Hoods.

Decoder Ring, Maya Jupiter, Miami Horror, Dj Mark Dynamix, Sugar Army, Dj Sam La More, The Scare, The Middle East, Phrase, and Grrilla Step has also been added to the festival bill.

These acts join already announced artists Muse, Powderfinger, Lily Allen, Eskimo Joe, Groove Armada, Grinspoon, The Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Dizzee Rascal, Karnivool, Peaches, The Temper Trap, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, Rise Against, Magic Dirt, Mastodon, Lisa Mitchell, The Horrors, Bluejuice, Calvin Harris, Kisschasy, The Decemberists, Tame Impala and Girl Talk.

For ticket and date information check out www.bigdayout.com