Garbage have announced their sixth studio album, which will be titled ‘Strange Little Birds’, and launched on June 10.
Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig have only released one record since 2005, their 2012 release ‘Not Your Kind Of People’, with the band going on two separate ‘hiatus’ periods either side of the fifth album’s release.
The new record will be launched on the band’s own label STUNVOLUME, and is said to include reference to fan letters they’ve received as well as the music they listened to growing up.
“The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically”, said front woman Shirley Manson. Strange Little Birds is “less fussed over” than anything Garbage has ever made. “We fell in love with immediacy,” adds Vig.
“To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records. It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace. In part, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to,” Manson adds.
View the album art via Garbage’s Twitter account, below:
We’re very excited to officially announce our new album Strange Little Birds will be released on June 10th, 2016. pic.twitter.com/tkOhriS3hH
— Garbage (@garbage) March 10, 2016
Garbage’s most recent release prior to this sixth album was a reissue of their eponymous debut album celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, launched in October 2015.
The band have also promised further live dates to add to the current European tour, though it’s not clear if those dates will include further UK appearances. At present their two UK dates are as follows:
Troxy, London (June 13)
Rock City, Nottingham (June 14)
The full tracklisting for ‘Strange Little Birds’ will be as follows:
If I Lost You
Night Drive Loneliness
Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
We Never Tell
So We Can Stay Alive
Teaching Little Fingers To Play