Gomez share previously unreleased song ‘Collapse’ for 20 years of ‘Bring It On’

Hear it on NME first

To celebrate the upcoming reissue and tour for the 20th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Bring It On‘, Gomez have unveiled the previously unreleased track ‘Collapse’. Check it out on NME first below.

The four CD collection of the acclaimed album will be released on April 20, and features a remastered version of the record, along with 35 previously unreleased tracks including rare demos, BBC sessions and a recording of their Glastonbury set in 1998. The release comes with rarity ‘Collapse’.

“‘Collapse’ is an early example of our Frankensteining songwriting technique that we’ve used a lot over the past 20 years,” frontman Ian Ball told NME. “The verse and chorus were chopped out and became the second half of Here Comes The Breeze on Bring It On. The excessive use of panning is indicative that either we were listening to Rubber Soul too much, or more likely a result of the limitations of my old cassette four-track. It had no reverb, no delay; not even basic eq… So, one of the few mixing tricks available was to spin guitars furiously from left to right.”

‘Bring It On’ also set for release on double vinyl and you can pre-order it here.

The acclaimed 1998 debut won worldwide acclaim as well as the Mercury Music Prize – beating competition from the likes of Massive Attack, Pulp and The Verve. NME have the album a glowing 9/10 review upon release.

 “Truth-wise, ‘Bring It On’ is the ideal soundtrack to sitting inside a communal house and smoking dope before putting on some sort of generic ‘herby stew’,” read our review. “Which isn’t exactly surprising given the probable circumstances of its gestation. The depressing part about all this, though, is that people listen to it and don’t realise that it seems to have been made by people who’ve spent the majority of their 20-odd years asleep. In here there’s no pain, no humour, no wisdom, and no joy in anything apart from wanking endlessly on at your electric guitar. People say it sounds like Beck or The Beta Band, but really, it doesn’t. It doesn’t sound like that at all.”

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Gomez tour dates and tickets

The band’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.

Wed April 25 2018 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Fri April 27 2018 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Sun April 29 2018 – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Tue May 1 2018 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Wed May 2 2018 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thu May 3 2018 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall