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Wire Share New Track, 'Primed & Ready'
Christian Eede , January 8th, 2020 16:00

It's the second track to be unveiled from the group's forthcoming album

With the release of their new album now just a couple of weeks away, Wire have shared a new track called 'Primed & Ready'. You can hear it above.

'Primed & Ready' is the second cut to be unveiled from Wire's 17th studio album, Mind Hive, which was originally announced in October of last year.

"The lyric/text for this song could be read as a series of questions, set in 2017," says Wire's bassist, Graham Lewis. "Who could have known the answers would be, in no particular order… Liverpool FC, me, Boris the Spider, 67, Lieutenant Colonel."

Colin Newman adds: "'Primed & Ready' was the easiest song to write on the album, written in less time than it takes to play it. There's nothing remotely 'clever' about the chord sequence/structure and there's only three chords, two in the verse and one in the chorus. As in all things Wire, less is more."

Wire will release the nine-track Mind Hive on January 24 via their own pinkflag imprint.

Wire are also currently working on a documentary on the band, called People In A Film. You can find out more about the film here.