Death From Above 1979 share first riff from new material

The band will release their long-awaited second album in September

Death From Above 1979 have shared a first snippet of new material, after announcing yesterday that they will release their long-awaited second album this year.

The follow-up their 2004 debut ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’ will be titled ‘The Physical World’ and will be released on September 9. The first riff to be unveiled from it can be heard on the band’s website.

In an exclusive interview in this week’s NME, which is available digitally and on newsstands now, the duo say that they wrote a new album in order to satisfy themselves more than ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’ does.

“It quickly became apparent that if we tried to do this again, we could make a record that would satisfy us more,” frontman Jesse F Keeler said.

“The goodwill of reuniting doesn’t sustain you. People wanted more music and we wanted to provide it for them,” added drummer Sebastien Grainger. “It was that same, ‘Oh yeah, he writes these great riffs that I can write songs over’ feeling.”

Produced by Noel Gallagher/Oasis producer Dave Sardy, the band describe one track on the album, ‘White Is Red’, as being like “Springsteen meets Sonic Youth”. Other tentative track names include ‘Cheap Talk’, ‘Right On, Frankenstein’ and ‘Virgins’.

Pick up a copy of this week’s NME for the full interview.