‘Sleater-Kinney 2.0 is breaking the rules’ say reunited band

The band will release their first album in 10 years in January

Sleater-Kinney have discussed their reasons for recently reuniting.

Their new album, ‘No Cities To Love’, will be released on January 19, 2015. “Part of this whole Sleater-Kinney 2.0 is breaking the rules,” commented Corin Tucker. “We wanted to tell our story… we feel like we need to stand up for ourselves.” The band were asked by NPR if the new incarnation of the group had evolved and been influenced by any new music. Carrie Brownstein responded by saying:

“Well, I really think Sleater-Kinney is a singular band with no clear predecessor or successor, so I don’t think we started out creating music that you could see the palette of colors that we were using, and maybe draw a lineage. But certainly there wasn’t a distinct band that we were pulling from, and I think subsequently, there haven’t been bands that sounds like us. So I don’t really know how we would’ve come back together and done anything other than be ourselves.”

Discussing writing their new material, Brownstein explained that the process was almost ‘telepathic’, saying: “We wrote in my basement. It took on many permutations, and eventually we settled on a process that was a little more akin to what we had done in the early years, partially because Corin and I had to kind of reacquaint ourselves to the very specific vernacular that she and I speak, musically. And so, [she] and I would work on songs and then bring them to Janet, instead of jamming… It’s almost telepathic. I think that Corin and I can complete each other’s musical sentences in a way that never ceases to surprise me.”

The band will tour America in February before arriving in Europe in March, taking in London, Manchester and Glasgow. See below for full tour dates.

Sleater-Kinney released seven albums between 1995 and 2005 with their self-titled debut album being followed by ‘Call The Doctor’, ‘Dig Me Out’, ‘The Hot Rock’, ‘All Hands On The Bad One’ and ‘One Beat’. The band’s most recent album, ‘The Woods’, was released in 2005.

Sleater-Kinney will play:

London, Roundhouse (March 23, 2015)
Manchester, Albert Hall (24)
Glasgow, O2 ABC 2 (25)
Dublin, Vicar Street (26)

The ‘No Cities To Love’ tracklisting is:

‘Price Tag’
‘Fangless’
‘Surface Envy’
‘No Cities To Love’
‘A New Wave’
‘No Anthems’
‘Gimme Love’
‘Bury Our Friends’
‘Hey Darling’
‘Fade’

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