French band will release new album in April

Phoenix have revealed a brand new single, ‘Entertainment’, the first track to be taken from forthcoming new album ‘Bankrupt!’.

The track was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show last night (February 18) and is the first new material from the french band in three years. Scroll down to hear it. The band will release their fifth album and the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ on April 22.

Phoenix have been working on the record since 2011 and recently revealed that it was recorded on the same console as Michael Jackson‘s 1982 album, ‘Thriller’. Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz bought the Harrison 4032 console on eBay for $17,000 (£10,826). Singer Thomas Mars said the band purchased the console because they “liked the idea of working with a consecrated artefact, as well as having something strange upon which to fixate between albums”.

Singer Thomas Mars said: “The most mysterious part to me was that no one else – no nerd or music engineer or memorabilia freak – seemed to want it,” he added. The console was shipped to Paris for the recording sessions for ‘Bankrupt!’, and the group originally toyed with naming the record ‘Alternative Thriller’.

The tracklisting to ‘Bankrupt’ is as follows:

‘Entertainment’
‘The Real Thing’
‘SOS In Bel Air’
‘Trying To Be Cool’
‘Bankrupt!’
‘Drakkar Noir’
‘Chlorophorm’
‘Don’t’
‘Bourgeois’
‘Oblique City’

Phoenix are among the latest additions to T In The Park 2013, along side Foals and Kendrick Lamar. The band will also headline this April’s Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts in California, and also play the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany, which take place from July 7-9.