Skunk Anansie to release new album ‘Black Traffic’ in September

Skin and co's fifth studio album will come out on September 17

Skunk Anansie have announced that they will be releasing a new studio album in September.

The album, which is titled ‘Black Traffic’, will be released on September 17 and is the band’s first independent release via their own label working in partnership with 100% Records.

The record is the band’s fifth studio album of their career and their second full-length effort since they reunited in 2009 after an eight-year hiatus.

Speaking about the album, singer Skin said: “We’ve wanted to be in charge of our own destiny for many years. The doom and gloom merchants may whine about the music industry, but we’ve seen it as a positive chance to re-invent how we work and take more control over our art form.”

She continued: “With our new album ‘Black Traffic’ and new label we are really excited with the future of Skunk, this is my personal favourite as an album, even better than ‘Wonderlustre’ which spawned some great songs. We’re back, and – fuck me – we’re gonna enjoy every last minute of it!”

Skunk Anansie will celebrate the album’s release with a one-off show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on December 1.

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