No Doubt on ‘Push And Shove’: ‘This is the record of our lives’

Gwen Stefani also says she believes her band 'have never fit into any format'

No Doubt have spoken about their long-awaited comeback album ‘Push And Shove’ and have promised that it is “the record of our lives”.

The album is the California band’s first for over 10 years, with their last album ‘Rock Steady’ coming out back in 2001 and has been confirmed to feature a total of 11 tracks, including recent single ‘Settle Down’, which you can see the video for at the bottom of the page.

Speaking to Billboard about the album, Gwen Stefani said that the band were unhappy that they had been forced to move back the record’s original release date of Christmas 2011, but they had now made “the record of our lives”.


She said of this: “We would’ve loved for it to come out sooner. At the same time, we realised that the people that care about us, that have given us our lives, are out there waiting for us, so what does it matter if it’s a month here or a month there? As long as we make the record of our lives that we are so proud of. Otherwise, why put something out?”

Stefani also said that she believed that the band had managed to bridge the gap between pop and rock and “nudge their way in” to both genres. She added: “We’ve never fit into any format. Luckily we’ve been able to fit into both [pop and rock] a little bit, though not really consciously. We’ve just managed to nudge our way in.”

The band also promised that they would be touring in support of the album, but they weren’t sure when “We do want to tour, that is a goal, but there’s a lot of other things going on where we want to live in the moment, promote the album on the TV shows and do the videos and not let it all be on top of it. Let’s slow down a minute,” she said.

You can see the album’s artwork at the top of the page.

The tracklisting for ‘Push And Shove’ is as follows:

‘Settle Down’
‘Looking Hot’
‘One More Summer’
‘Push And Shove’
‘Dreaming The Same Dream’



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