The Damned have announced details of their new album, Evil Spirits, which will be out Friday, April 13 via Search and Destroy/Spinefarm. It's their first new album in a decade and they made it at Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn with Bowie collaborator/producer Tony Visconti. Says Captain Sensible:

We deliberately recorded the album retro style. The same way our debut album was made, basically. There’s something wonderful about the seventies sounds; glam, rock and punk records, they all sound so great and Tony specializes in beautifully crafted old school production. He had us all playing live, bashing it out in the same room with a focus on getting the initial band version of each song as close as possible to the finished thing.

The first single is "Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow," which recalls the band's early-'80s classics The Black Album and Strawberries. Singer Dave Vanian says, "It’s supposed to be very optimistic, even though it’s about a dark subject. As an artist, you can’t help but reflect the times, because that’s what art does. I think we always do it, but in a slightly different way." Listen to that and check out the album's artwork and tracklist, below.

The Damned launch their Evil Spirits tour this weekend in Newcastle, England, with UK dates running through February. (They toured North America last year.) Stay tuned for more. All dates are listed below.


The Damned - Evil Spirits tracklist:

1. Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
2. Devil In Disguise
3. We’re So Nice
4. Look Left
5. Evil Spirits
6. Shadow Evocation
7. Sonar Deceit
8. Procrastination
9. Daily Liar
10. I Don’t Care

The Damned - 2018 Tour Dates
26th January - Newcastle, O2 Academy
27th January - Dundee, Caird Hall
28th January - Glasgow, O2 Academy
30th January - Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
31st January - Manchester, Academy 1
1st February - Birmingham, O2 Academy
3rd February - Leicester, O2 Academy
4th February - Nottingham, Rock City
6th February - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
7th February - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9th February - Cardiff, Great Hall
10th February - Bristol O2, Academy Bristol
11th February - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
13th February - Southampton, O2 Guildhall
14th February - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
16th February - Koko, London*
17th February London, O2 Forum