Massive Attack back with new EP
Massive Attack have announced the release of their first new material in three years – an EP of four new tracks due for release in October. The lead track ‘Splitting The Atom’ features Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall and Horace Andy, while TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe guests on ‘Pray For Rain’. The EP also has remixes of two new tracks. ‘Psyche’ featuring Martina Topley-Bird is given the re-rub by Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid who have recently remixed Bat For Lashes and The Big Pink, while the Guy Garvey fronted ‘Bulletproof Love’ is stripped back to a minimalist reworking by Christoff Berg, who alongside Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid produced the Fever Ray eponymous album.
The band will release their fifth studio album In February 2010.This time around sees collaborations with Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey and Tunde Adebimpe. Long time cohort Horace Andy makes a return alongside Massive Attack founding members Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall.
Over the last three years Robert Del Naja has written and produced soundtracks for a number of films and documentaries, including ‘Trouble In The Water’, ’44 Inch Chest’, ‘In Prison My Whole Life’ and ‘Gamorra’, the latter for which he won the David Di Donatello Award for Best Song.
This year Massive Attack won the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at the Ivor Novello Awards.
Massive Attack will headline this year’s Bestival on Friday 11th September ahead of their first full UK tour in three years that begins on 17th September in London; their last was in support of the ‘Collected’ album which was released in 2006. More recently their live appearances have included Glastonbury in 2008 where they were one of the main headliners and Meltdown at London’s Southbank Centre last summer, which Massive Attack also curated.
The dates are as follows:
17.09.09 LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY (SOLD OUT)
18.09.09 LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY (SOLD OUT)
19.09.09 LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY (SOLD OUT)
21.09.09 SHEFFIELD 02 ACADEMY
22.09.09 BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY
23.09.09 READING RIVERMEAD
24.09.09 LEEDS 02 ACADEMY
26.09.09 MANCHESTER APOLLO (SOLD OUT)
27.09.09 MANCHESTER APOLLO
28.09.09 GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY
30.09.09 NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY
02.10.09 LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
03.10.09 SWINDON OASIS (SOLD OUT)
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