The return of Gang of Four
Gang of Four have announced details of their brand new album Content, their first album of new songs for 16 years.
“In the end, it’s all about being human. How we see ourselves, and how we see the world we have created for ourselves,” says Andy Gill.
The album will be available in a standard CD release and on vinyl. It will also be available in a limited edition Ultimate Content Can which contains six booklets, the first containing the new album on CD, the second featuring an art piece Jon and Andy have created to depict the last 40 years of world history (composed of a series of twenty drawings and montages), and subsequently a book of lyrics, a book of Rotoscoped photographs of the band's emotions, a book containing sachets of Jon and Andys' blood and a scratch and sniff booklet which reflects the key areas of human activity.
Gang Of Four are Jon King (vocals & melodica), Andy Gill (guitar & vocals), Thomas McNeice (bass) and Mark Heaney (drums). Since their inception in 1978 with the legendary Damaged Goods EP and continuing through albums like Entertainment! (1979) and groundbreaking albums Solid Gold (1981) and Songs Of The Free (1983), Gang Of Four have triumphantly defined their place on the musical landscape and been a major influence on a wide range of bands including R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand.