photo: Wire at MHOW in 2015 (more by P Squared)

Wire remain prolific, following up last year's terrific self-titled album with Nocturnal Koreans which will be out via their own Pink Flag label on April 22. The new album stems from the same sessions as Wire, but Colin Neman says the finished product is very different:

The WIRE album was quite respectful of the band, and Nocturnal Koreans is less respectful of the band--or, more accurately, it's the band being less respectful to itself--in that it's more created in the studio, rather than recorded basically as the band played it, which was mostly the case with WIRE. A general rule for this record was: any trickery is fair game, if it makes it sound better.

You can check out first single and Nocturnal Koreans' title track, below.

The band, who last toured North America in Summer 2015, have a smattering of UK/EU dates coming up. All are listed below...


(via Pitchfork)

Wire - 2016 Tour Dates
03-10 Lewes, England - Con Club
03-11 Bath, England - Komedia
03-12 Manchester, England - Cosmosis Festival
0422-24 Prestatyn, Wales - ATP
05-27-29 Madrid, Spain - GetMAD! Festival

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