THE BUTLERS DID IT!
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS have announced the release of their first new album in nearly 30 years, plus a major London show.
Made Of Rain is the post-punk legends’ first new album since World Outside in 1991, and is set for release on 1 May through Cooking Vinyl. The 12-track album was produced by guitarist Richard Fortus and mixed by Mission and House Of Love producer Tim Palmer.
The band have also announce a very special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 14 May, where they’ll be playing the album in its entirety, plus a set of hits and classic album tracks . Tickets go on general sale on 7 February, but fans can get a sneaky exclusive jump on that when they order the album from the band’s official webstore.
Formed in Surrey in 1977 by the Butler brothers, Richard and Tim, the Pyschedelic Furs released their debut album in 1980, going on to achieve considerable mainstream success, particularly in the US, where their classic ’81 single and indie disco favourite ‘Pretty In Pink’ inspired a Hollywood movie of the same name, as well as headlining Glastonbury in ’86. More recently, the band have rebuilt their career with steady international touring, including a show at London’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown in 2018.
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