The Pop Group to release new, Paul Epworth-produced album – hear first song now

'Citizen Zombie' is band's first album since 1980

The Pop Group have announced that they will release their first album since 1980 next year, with producer Paul Epworth having recorded the album.

Titled ‘Citizen Zombie’, the album will be released on February 23. Scroll down to listen to the first song from the album now.

In a statement announcing the release of the album, frontman Mark Stewart praised producer Epworth, who has worked with Adele, Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine and Lorde. “[Paul] gave us the freedom to create and, with his help, destiny rides again for the Pop Group.”

Epworth, meanwhile, maintains that the band retain the same power they had three decades ago. “The energy [of The Pop Group] is still there, the ideas are still there, it still fizzes with a life that most young bands just don’t have.”

The Bristol group formed in 1978 and split in 1980 before getting back together again in 2010. In October the band reissued their 1980 album ‘We Are Time’ and ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’, a nine-track compilation of rarities and previously unreleased material.