Madness ready new single and album

The nutty boys are back with a London-centric release

Madness are set to release their first studio album and single for nearly ten years in the New Year.

‘NW5’ is released on January 14, and is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Lucky 7’, which is set to come out later in the year.

The track apparently features a prominent piano hook and lush strings, as well as ‘a classic nutty boy arrangement’.


Madness’ last studio release was 1999’s ‘Wonderful’.

The band are set to tour the UK in December, calling at the following venues:

Aberdeen Press And Journal Arena (December 6)

Belfast Odyssey (7)

Liverpool Aintree Pavilion (8)

Cardiff International Arena (10)


Plymouth Pavilions (11)

Birmingham NEC (12)

London O2 Arena (14)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.


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