February 4, 2008 14:11

Gang Of Four writing new tracks

Band pen first new material in 15 years

Gang Of Four writing new tracks
Post-punkers Gang Of Four have revealed they have been writing some new tracks.

The four-piece, who reformed in 2005 to re-record old material, had so much fun in the studio they decided to create some new songs.

The band’s bassist, Dave Allen, said: “We realised we had a lot of fun together – more than we thought we would.”

Original fans of the band should be excited too, as Allen went on to say they’ve still got the same rugged post-punk sound.

He stated: "So far [the new songs] aren’t a huge departure from what we’ve done before. The biggest surprise is that we’ve been capable of getting back to our roots. A whole bunch that we’ve done sounds like 'Entertainment!' (1979 debut album). It’s more aggressive, more angular.”

According to CMU Daily Allen also explained that the band’s drummer, Hugo Burnham, has not been involved in the recordings due to personal issues.


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