WIRE’S NEW KOREA MOVE!

Watford’s art-punk overlords WIRE have announced the release of a new mini-album in April.

Nocturnal Koreans follows relatively quickly on the heels of last year’s widely acclaimed self-titled album, whose sessions apparently formed the basis of this new release. It’s out on 22 April through their own Pink Flag label.

Listen to the title-track and new single here.

Wire’s Colin Newman says of the release, “The WIRE album was quite respectful of the band, and Nocturnal Koreans is less respectful of the band—or, more accurately, it’s the band being less respectful to itself—in that it’s more created in the studio, rather than recorded basically as the band played it, which was mostly the case with WIRE. A general rule for this record was: any trickery is fair game, if it makes it sound better.”

Guitarist Matthew Simms adds, “It’s a great snapshot of touring America and when I hear or play that song, it reminds me of the many weird and wonderful times, places and people that cross your path.”

The band has a series of dates lined up throughout the Spring, including an appearance at the DRIVE LIKE JEHU-curated ATP festival in Prestatyn. Full dates are….

10 March    Lewes, England – Con Club
11 March    Bath, England – Komedia
12 March    Manchester, England – Cosmosis Festival
22-24 April    Prestatyn, Wales – ATP
27-29 May   Madrid, Spain – GetMAD! Festival

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