As reported here back in February, Wire will be releasing a new self-titled album on April 13th and today they share brand new track, Split Your Ends. Support acts for Drill Series which have been hand chosen by the band have also been announced.  And a tour of the U.S. is also in order as the band celebrate the release of their 13th studio album. 

After recently announcing news of their new self-titled album, due April 13th via pinkflag,  Wire have shared a new track ‘Split Your Ends’ showcasing the record’s heavier side. They have also confirmed the other acts taking part in their residency at The Lexington next month.

‘Split Your Ends‘ is also a fine example of the lyrical subject matter on the record, encompassing love songs, cryptic narratives and coded messages. Singer/guitarist Colin Newman asked bassist/vocalist Graham Lewis to send over some unfinished, unformatted text so he wouldn’t be bound by what to use for the chorus. This material spawned two songs written on the same day, ‘Split Your Ends’ and another album track entitled ‘In Manchester’.

Listen to Split Your Ends.

Wire are set to embark on a full UK tour in April including DRILL : LEXINGTON with  headlining & support chosen by the band themselves, which will include Karen GwyerTomagaOrlandoBoothroyd & Xaviers

WireUK & US tour dates:

  • April 12-13 -UK – Brighton – Prince Albert
  • April 14 -UK – London – Drill : Lexington W/ Karen Gwyer
  • April 15 -UK – London – Drill : Lexington W/ Tomaga
  • April 16 -UK – London – Drill : Lexington W/ Boothroyd
  • April 17 -UK – London – Drill : Lexington W/ Orlando
  • April 18 -UK- London – Drill : Lexington W/ Xaviers
  • April 20 –UK – Southampton – Engine Rooms
  • April 21 –UK – Ramsgate – Music Hall
  • April 22 –UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
  • April 23 –UK – Liverpool – Kazimer
  • April 24 –UK – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
  • April 26 -UK – Aberdeen – Lemon Tree
  • April 27-UK – Glasgow – King Tuts
  • April 28 –UK – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
  • April 29 –UK – Manchester – Club Academy
  • April 30 -UK – Bristol – Fleece
  • May 27 -USA – Seattle, Wa – Nuemos
  • May 29 -USA – San Francisco, Ca – Slim’s
  • May 30 -USA – Los Angeles, Ca – The Echoplex
  • June 02 -USA – Cambridge, Ma – The Sinclair
  • June 03 -USA – Brooklyn, Ny – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
  • June 04 -USA – New York, Ny – Bowery Ballroom
  • June 05 -USA – Philadelphia, Pa – Union Transfer
  • June 06 -USA – Washington, Dc – Black Cat
  • June 08 -USA – Cleveland, Oh – Beachland Ballroom
  • June 09 –USA – Detroit, Mi – Majestic Theatre
  • June 10 –USA – Louisville, Ky – Headliners

For more info about Wire go here: Also on Facebook & can be found on Twitter as @wirehq.

All words by Lawrence Gjurgevich. More writing by Lawrence can be found at his Louder Than War author’s archive. You can also find Lawrence on Twitter as @iamsupercrass

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