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 - Kidney Bingos - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 16:17)on July 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm
WIRE Kidney Bingos (1988 UK 4-track 12" single, featuring two live tracks, Over Theirs & Drill, both recorded at the Town & Country Club in London during December 1987, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is in near mint condition 2MUTE67)
- Wire - Eardrum Buzz - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jun-2021 15:42)on July 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm
WIRE Eardrum Buzz (1989 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including The Offer & an Instrumental version of It's A Boy, picture sleeve 12MUTE87)
- Wire - Document And Eyewitness - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 15:50)on July 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm
WIRE Document & Eyewitness (1981 UK 13-track live LP on Rough Trade, complete with the bonus Notre Dame Hall 7-track 12" EP. The picture sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl is near 'as new' ROUGH29/2912)
- Wire - Document And Eyewitness - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.60, €23.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 15:47)on July 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm
WIRE Document And Eyewitness (1981 UK 13-track LP complete with bonus 7-track 12" EP, single pocket picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play ROUGH29/2912)
- Wire - 154 (One Five Four) + 7" - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $103.50, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 15:45)on July 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm
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. The picture sleeve is Excellent with some minor shelf wear & the vinyl is Excellentto Near Mint with few signs of play SHSP4105)