Garbage share new song ‘Destroying Angels’ recorded with legendary punk band X

Listen to the "murder ballad" now.

Garbage have digitally released their collaboration with legendary punk band X, ‘Destroying Angels’, after the single had a limited run on vinyl.

The original Record Store Day: Black Friday release, which dropped on November 23 2018, previously had only 3,000 vinyl copies pressed. Listen to the single below.


The band wrote the song with John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, which Garbage called a “murder ballad”.

Previously only available on vinyl, we are now at liberty to share the song we wrote with Exene Cervenka and John Doe of…

Posted by Garbage on Friday, January 4, 2019

On the single’s b-side is a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Starman’, taken from a Howard Stern radio broadcast earlier in 2018.


Garbage have been working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Strange Little Birds’ with “Roxy Music-inspired” songs, frontwoman Shirley Manson said last year after winning NME’s 2018 Icon award.


“[The new songs] just have that sort of darkness that Roxy Music did so well… I’ve always been obsessed with Roxy Music – it’s all I listen to actually. I don’t know why they’ve always been a favourite,” she told NME in June 2018.

The band will be out on the road again in 2019. Their full upcoming European tour dates are below, with tickets available here.

June 30, 2019 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria Hills Of Rock
July 2, 2019 – July 7 2019 – Albi, France Festival Pause Guitare
July 5, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain Festival Cruïlla
July 6, 2019 – Cognac, France Cognac Blues Passions Festival
July 11, 2019 – Aix-les-bains, France Musilac Festival
July 13, 2019 – London, Kew The Music
July 18, 2019 – Dublin, Iveagh Gardens