Wire have announced their return by revealing a new album and sharing a video for its first single.
Mind Hive will launch on January 24 through the band’s own Pinkflag label and follows 2017’s Silver/Lead.
The video for the first single from the album is Cactused, with the promo featuring footage from Graham Duff’s upcoming career-spanning documentary about the band titled People In A Film which is expected to be released in the spring of next year.
Cactused is described as one of “Mind Hive’s resoundingly pop moments. Colin Newman’s vocal is wide-eyed and wired, with Graham Lewis’ smooth backing vocals thickening the plot.
“Matthew Simms’ effects-heavy guitar work creates a bright web of noise, with the song’s stop/start moments providing a series of precise energy bursts.”
Check out the video for Cactused below along with a teaser for the documentary.
Wire will embark on a UK tour early next year before heading across the Atlantic for a run of North American shows in March.
They’ll then return to London on May 21 for a set at the Islington Assembly Hall.
Wire: Mind Hive
1. Be Like Them
3. Primed and Ready
4. Off The Beach
Wire 2020 tour dates
Jan 27: Bristol The Fleece, UK
Jan 28: Manchester Band On The Wall
Jan 29: Birmingham Hare & Hounds, UK
Jan 30: Glasgow The Garage G2, UK
Jan 31: Leeds Brudenell Social Club, UK
Feb 01: Brighton Chalk, UK
Mar 03: Minneapolis Fine Line, MN
Mar 04: Chicago Metro, IL
Mar 06: Nashville Mercy Lounge, TN
Mar 07: Atlanta Variety Playhouse, GA
Mar 09: Washington Union Stage, DC
Mar 10: Philadelphia Underground Arts, PA
Mar 11: Brooklyn Music Hall Of Williamsburg, NY
Mar 12: Brooklyn Music Hall Of Williamsburg, NY
Mar 13: Boston Sinclair, MA
Mar 14: Ottawa Bronson Centre, ON
Mar 15: Toronto Great Hall, ON
May 21: London Islington Assembly Hall, UK
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- Wire - Pink Flag - VG/WOL - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.50, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2022 10:16)on May 17, 2022 at 6:17 am
WIRE Pink Flag (1977 UK first press 21-track LP, arguably the most original debut to come out of the first wave of British punk; exhibiting severe artschool damage, Wire careens at breakneck speed through 21 songs in 36 minutes to create an albumthat has influenced bands for nearly 30 years. Picture sleeve complete with lyric card inner. There is a small amount of writing on the Side 1 label, the sleeve shows some light edgewear and the inner has a seam split in the bottom edge. The vinyl has just one small hairline, not affecting play. A respectable copy offered at an advantageous price SHSP4076)
- Wire - 154 (One Five Four) + 7" - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $116.85, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 05-Apr-2022 08:41)on May 17, 2022 at 6:17 am
WIRE 154 (Limited Edition 1979 UK first press 13-track LP, the third essential album from the English post-punk legends, pushing the envelope as far as they could. Includes the foreboding 'A Touching Display' & the absolutely magnificent 'MapRef. 41N 93W'. Comes complete with the lyric inner & the bonus 4-track 7" EP featuring Song I, Get Down [Parts I & II], Let's Panic Later & Small Electric Piece. All in near mint condition! SHSP4105)
- Wire - Outdoor Miner - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.45, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2022 09:50)on May 17, 2022 at 6:17 am
WIRE Outdoor Miner (1979 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four-prong centre, also including Practice Makes Perfect, Harvest company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl looks barely played HAR5172)
- Wire - On Returning 1977-1979 - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $55.35, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 14-Feb-2022 16:27)on May 17, 2022 at 6:17 am
WIRE On Returning 1977-1979 (1989 UK 22-track vinyl LP compilation, which covers material from Wire's classic post-punk albums Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154. Includes the classics 'Three Girl Rhumbra', 'Ex Lion Tamer' & 'I Am The Fly'. Picture sleeve with inner notes written by Jon Savage. The sleeve does have a small area of sticker residue in the top left hand corner, yet the sleeve remains in excellent condition and the vinyl looking barely played. SHSP4127)