Red Hot Chili Peppers to debut new song this week

It's called 'Dark Necessities' and it's dropping this Thursday (May 5)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will debut a new song this week.

The band posted on Twitter that the track is titled ‘Dark Necessities’ and will premiere on Thursday (May 5).

According to Radio.com, sources close to the band have said that further information – presumably relating to a new album – will be released after the song drops on Thursday.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith recently posted on Twitter that longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich was mixing the band’s new album, their first since 2011’s ‘I’m With You’.

Bassist Flea previously said that the band were “heading into a new era” as they finished work on the LP.

“We’re near the end of it,” Flea told Q. “Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. Were heading into a new era and we’re really excited.”

Asked how the album was sounding, he added: “It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”

Meanwhile, the band have a series of tour dates and festival appearances booked for the summer. Among those dates is a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016.

They will also headline T In The Park and have been rumoured as headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza.