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Gaslight Anthem, live in the NME office

  • The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon dropped by the NME office to play a very special acoustic performance of the band's new single '45', for a select audience of fans last week.

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  • Of the track, he called it "the energy booster," of forthcoming album 'Handwritten'. "It sounded familiar but fresh to us."

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  • Brian told us that the track was almost written in one go. "Lyrics probably got written over a few times, but one time we got the chorus, the rest of the song came."

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  • Brian also treated fans to a version of '1930' . He said: "I look forward to watching this later on YouTube," after the performance.

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  • Speaking about the new album earlier this year, Brian described the songs from 'Handwritten' as "pretty personal and pretty aggressive".

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  • The band are also set to open up for reunited grunge icons Soundgarden on some of their European summer tour dates.

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  • The band are also set to play Metallica's very own festival next month. They will join Arctic Monkeys and Best Coast at the Orion Music + More festival, that will take place on June 23 and 24 in Bader Field, which is near Atlantic City in New Jersey.

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  • The Gaslight Anthem will release their new album, 'Handwritten', on July 23rd. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien. The band recorded the follow-up to 2010's 'American Slang'.

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  • The tracklisting for 'Handwritten' will feature the tracks '45', 'Handwritten', 'Here Comes My Man', 'Mulholland Drive', 'Keepsake'.

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  • The fourth album will also feature; 'Too Much Blood', 'Howl', 'Biloxi Parish', 'Desire', 'Mae' and 'National Anthem'.

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