Wire announce new album Mind Hive

From Loudersound.

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
2. Cactused
3. Primed and Ready
4. Off The Beach
5. Unrepentant
6. Shadows
7. Oklahoma
8. Hung
9. Humming

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 - PF456 Deluxe - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £59.99, $74.39, €68.39 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jan-2023 15:32)
    on January 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    WIRE PF456 Deluxe (2021 UK/EU limited edition 16-track double vinyl 10" LP released exclusively for Record Store Day - Following their 1990s hiatus, Wire reformed after setting up their own pinkflag imprint and [between 2001 - 2003] released five distinct Wire items including 'Send' which combined some tracks from their Read & Burn CD EPs along with four unreleased pieces. While some brutal edits were made to these tracks for their 'PF456 Redux' release, none of theserecordings were issued on vinyl at full length which are available HERE on Deluxe. Complete with a Bonus 7" containing 'Twelve Times X' & 'Twelve Times Y'. The three discs are issued within the hard-bound book containing text about these recordings and photos from the period!)

  • Wire - Chairs Missing - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.00, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jan-2023 12:38)
    on January 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    WIRE Chairs Missing (Rare 1978 UK first press 15-track LP on the green Harvest label with EMI box logo & perimeter text & A2/B2 matrices, the second longplayer [or 'next dose of disease'!] from one of Britain's finest post-punk outfits. Includes the classics, Outdoor Miner & I Am The Fly, picture sleeve with lilac lyric inner. The matt sleeve [VG] has a bit of bowing from ring wear & the odd spot of paper wear whilst the vinyl grades VG+/EX- with some minor cosmetic signs of play SHSP4093)

  • Wire - Outdoor Miner - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 06-Dec-2022 10:55)
    on January 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    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 - Chairs Missing - Italian - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.00, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 10:03)
    on January 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    WIRE Chairs Missing (1978 Italian 15-track LP, the second longplayer [or 'next dose of disease'!] from one of Britain's finest post-punk outfits, including the classics, Outdoor Miner & I Am The Fly, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve has some light shelf wear and the vinyl is Excellent with just some faint hairlines that do not affect play)

  • Wire - Read & Burn - UK - CD single - £8.00, $9.92, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 25-Oct-2022 09:58)
    on January 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    WIRE Read & Burn (2007 UK 4-track CD single, less angular and startlingly explosive than the output of the 'Send' period, the four tracks that comprise this EP show the band in 2007 heading in a comparatively more melodic direction, yet still decicated to their uniquely inventive and uncompromised approach, the running time for this EP comes in at a little over 25 minutes, and all the songs included will be exclusive to this release, housed in a sealed digipak sleeve)

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