Death From Above 1979 confirm they’re working on new material

The band confirm they'll play new material on their upcoming Canadian tour

Death From Above 1979 have confirmed that they are working on new material, which they will debut on their forthcoming Canadian tour in October.

The duo separated in 2006 after six years together. They later reformed for a string of festival appearances and a UK date in 2011. The band’s Sebastian Grainger wrote in a letter on the band’s website that he and bandmate Jesse F. Keeler needed to work out the tracks in a live setting before they could go into the studio to record them.

He wrote: “Jesse and I have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people. We’re going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life.”

He continued: “So this tour is song CPR. There’s no way for us to do it anonymously anymore, so we’re inviting you to come along with us. Watch us do It. The way we used to. The way everyone used to. We’re a band, and bands just work it out together.”

DFA 1979 released their debut album ‘You’re A Woman And I’m A Machine’ in 2004 before following it up with remixes and B-sides album ‘Romance Bloody Romance’ in February 2006.