Chartbusting West Country rave-rockers EMF are back with a brand new single and album.

Hailing from Cinderford in the Forest Of Dean, EMF took the charts by storm in 1991 with the massive his single 'Unbelievable' and album Schubert Dip hitting the upper reaches of the charts in both the UK and the US, with the album selling over a million copies in the US alone that year. Having scored a No.2 hit with their cover of The Monkees' 'I'm A Believer' in 2002, the band was rocked by the death of bassist Zac Foley and fell silent.

Still featuring original members James Atkin, Ian Dench and Derry Brownson, EMF returned last year to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with sold-out shows and a vinyl box set.

New single 'Sister Sandinista' - “a nod to all the women out there who are fighting for what they believe in, sometimes against overwhelming odds, and making the world a better place" - is the first single to be taken from the band's new album GO GO SAPIENS, the Gloucestershire band's first new album in 27 years, funded completely by their loyal fans.

“After a great 30th anniversary year, the band was in a really good place and we just felt ready to make another album," explains Atkin.

“Making GO GO SAPIENS without a record label breathing down our necks was liberating," adds Dench. "As Derry always says ‘we have nothing to prove’ so we did it for the fans and 'cause this is who we are and what we love to do. 100% EMF from the cradle to the rave.”

GO GO SAPIENS is out on 1 April and is available to pre-order here. 'Sister Sandinista' is available as a download and 3-track CD here.

To celebrate, the band have announced four intimate shows in April. They'll also be appearing alongside Spear Of Destiny and Desperate Measures at Kirk Brandon's Westworld Weekend in May. Full dates are...

Sat 9 April - 229, London
Sun 10 April - Esquires, Bedford
Mon 11 April - Fleece, Bristol
Tue 12 April - Parish, Huddersfield

Tickets here

Sat 14 May - KK's Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (w/ Spear Of Destiny & Desperate Measures) tickets

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