L7 announce first album in 20 years and return with comeback single and video

'Scatter The Rats' is out on May 3

L7 have announced their first new album in 20 years.

The US band split up in 2001, but reunited with their classic line-up in 2015. The band is comprised of singer and guitarist Donita Sparks, guitarist Suzi Gardner, bassist Jennifer Finch and drummer Dee Plakas.

In 2017, L7 released their first material in 18 years – in the form of anti-Trump track ‘Dispatch From Mar-A-Lago’. It was followed by ‘I Came Back To Bitch’ back in February. The ’90s cult icons also released the documentary, L7: Pretend We’re Not Dead, which was nominated for a VO5 NME Award in 2018 in 2018 and announced they were working on a new album.


Now, they have confirmed work has been completed on their new album ‘Scatter The Rats’ and it will be released on May 3 via Joan Jett’s Blackheart records. They have also shared the video for new single ‘Burn Baby’ which you can watch below. It is L7’s first LP since 1999’s ‘Slap-Happy‘.

“I’ve been friends with L7 for years and am very excited and proud to have the opportunity to release their new album on Blackheart!” said Jett in a statement.

“When we decided to make a new record, Joan was there for us as the good friend she has always been,” added L7 vocalist Donita Sparks. “So great to stomp into Blackheart Records with her at the helm. We’re very excited to work with Joan and the entire Blackheart family. Just imagine the family dinners.”

The full tracklisting for ‘Scatter The Rats’ is:


‘Burn Baby’
‘Fighting The Crave’
‘Proto Prototype’
‘Stadium West’
‘Murky Water Cafe’
‘Ouija Board Lies’
‘Garbage Truck’
‘Holding Pattern’
‘Uppin’ The Ice’
‘Cool About Easy’
‘Scatter The Rats’

The band played the Garage in Glasgow and the Electric Ballroom in London last year. No UK dates for 2019 have been announced yet.