After becoming arguably the hottest rock and roll band in Britain as a result of its smashing second album, "Performance & Cocktails," the Welsh trio known as Stereophonics is getting ready to spread the word on this side of the Atlantic.The trio, which is currently touring Australia with The Living End, has just cracked alternative radio charts with "Pick a Part That's New," the first U.S. single from its new LP. Before heading to the land down under, MTV News talked with Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones about the New York City-inspired song, which he wrote while the band was on its first tour of America back in September 1997. "When we first came [to New York City], we couldn't believe how much of it we'd already seen before," Jones said. "We expected to be shocked and surprised and going, 'Look at this! Look at that!' And we were like that, but it was almost like, 'Oh, yeah. We've
seen that on TV and we've seen that in cinema.'""Because the city's been filmed in so many different ways by so many different people," he added, "and back home, where we're from, all you see are American TV shows and American films. So it was strange that everything you'd seen, you'd almost had seen before, and we'd never even been here. So it was almost like a big deja vu." [RealVideo] Stereophonics may be fending off those feelings when the group returns to America next month to hit the road on separate tours with The Verve Pipe and Our Lady Peace. For more on Stereophonics, look out for the MTV Online feature on the trio premiering here on September 24.