Sleater-Kinney have announced details of their first album in 10 years as well as UK live dates for March 2015.
The band, who release career-spanning boxset ‘Start Together’ this week, will tour America in February before arriving in Europe in March, taking in London, Manchester and Glasgow. See below for full tour dates.
The album, ‘No Cities To Love’, will be released on January 19. Carrie Brownstein of the band said: “We sound possessed on these songs, willing it all – the entire weight of the band and what it means to us – back into existence.”
In an additional interview with NPR, Brownstein said: “I spent a lot of time writing choruses for this record. Melody is was what I was most picky about. I really drove Corin (Tucker) crazy sometimes. We would have choruses that we would work on for hours, days, maybe on and off over a matter of weeks. And we’d think we had solved it, but then I would listen to it later on and decide to discard it, that it wasn’t good enough. I did that with my guitar parts too.
“In the end we were all more scrutinising with our own parts than we ever have been. I think we didn’t want to take any second of the song for granted, everything had to have an intention and earn its place.”
The ‘No Cities To Love’ tracklist:
‘No Cities To Love’
‘A New Wave’
‘Bury Our Friends’
The news follows the recent discovery of a mystery seven-inch record in the ‘Start Together’ boxset. A fan who received his boxset early discovered the additional seven-inch, which is marked with “1/20/2015” (January 20, 2015) on its label.
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 members Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss last reunited when theyjoined Pearl Jam onstage at their Moda Center concert in Portland in November 2013, where they covered Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’. Speaking after the gig, Brownstein had hinted at a full reunion, saying that she felt the band had “more to say”.
Sleater-Kinney went on indefinite hiatus in 2006 with Brownstein going on to form Wild Flag with the band’s drummer Janet Weiss as well as write and star in US TV show Portlandia.
Sleater-Kinney UK and Ireland dates:
London, Roundhouse (March 23)
Manchester, Albert Hall (24)
Glasgow, O2 ABC 2 (25)
Dublin, Vicar Street (26)