Wire announce new album Mind Hive, share “Cactused”: Stream

Post-punk outfit's 17th full-length will be supported with a 2020 tour

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Wire, photo by Fergus Kelly

    After teasing a new record in the works over the summer, Wire have formally announced their 17th studio album, Mind Hive. Due out January 24th via their own pinkflag label, the effort is being previewed with the lead single “Cactused”. The post-punks have also announced a round of 2020 tour dates supporting the release.

    The long-running British outfit’s latest follows 2017’s Silver/Lead. As always, Wire remain “defiantly modern,” as a press release puts it, with the nine new songs “featuring some of the band’s most upbeat moments of recent years.”

    As a first listen, Wire have shared “Cactused”, which is definitely one of the brighter tracks in their catalog. It cuts out and kicks in trippingly as Colin Newman’s playfully alert, curious vocals lend themselves to careful consideration. The song comes accompanied by a music video that previews the band’s forthcoming documentary, People in a Film. Check it out below.


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    Wire will support Mind Hive on UK and North American tours next year. The dates are ahead, and you can snag tickets here.

    Mind Hive Artwork:

    Wire Mind Hive Album Cover Artwork

    Mind Hive Tracklist:
    01. Be Like Them
    02. Cactused
    03. Primed and Ready
    04. Off the Beach
    05. Unrepentant
    06. Shadows
    07. Oklahoma
    08. Hung
    09. Humming

    Wire 2020 Tour Dates:
    01/27 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
    01/28 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
    01/29 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
    01/30 – Glasgow, UK @ G2 (The Garage)
    01/31 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    02/01- Brighton, UK @ Chalk
    03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
    03/04 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    03/06 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
    03/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    03/09 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
    03/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    03/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    03/13 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    03/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
    03/16 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
    05/21 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

    Revisit Wire founder Colin Newman’s appearance on Kyle Meredith With… from May of this year to hear him talk about the 40th anniversary of 154 as well as the new record:

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