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Christian Eede , February 24th, 2016 12:06

Band share lead single from new mini-album; listen to it below

Wire are set to release a new mini-album this April following on from the release of their self-titled album last year. Above, you can check out the new album’s title track, ’Nocturnal Koreans’ right now.

The track is said to chart a sleepless night that the band spent in a “seedy” Boston-area hotel on their 2013 tour of the US. Speaking about the track, guitarist Matthew Simms says: “It’s a great snapshot of touring America, and when I hear or play that song, it reminds me of the many weird and wonderful times, places and people that cross your path.”

The mini-album’s basis was formed from tracks that the band had left over from sessions for their previous album. “The WIRE album was quite respectful of the band,” says Colin Newman, “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.” Nocturnal Koreans is out on April 29 and Wire play Lewes’ Con Club on March 10, Bath’s Komedia on March 11 and Manchester’s Cosmosis Festival on March 12.

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