Earlier this week, Garbage finished preliminary work on their next album. In a new interview with Kyle Meredith from Consequence of Sound, frontwoman Shirley Manson spoke about the band’s plans for album #7. Despite drummer Butch Vig’s hopes of a summer 2018 release, Shirley now says 2019 is more realistic. No matter – we have Version 2.0 celebrations to look forward to this year! In between all the 20 Years Paranoid activities, the band will be focusing on new music. As Shirley explained, although they do have European tour dates set up – with North American dates to be added soon –
This year is supposed to be us writing our new record, so we loathe to take off too much time. But we understand there’s been a frenzied demand from the fans, so we’re going to try to put in a few dates [in the US].
Though they already started work on the new music at their usual studio, next month the band plans to go out to Palm Springs to focus on it. Shirley went into more detail:
We’re going to live together – and we haven’t done this since the first record – we’re all going to live under the one roof. And we’re going to record during the day, then we’ll go out to dinner, and then we’re going to come back and have band movie sessions, which is what we used to do back in the day. So this is the great plan. Whether we actually pull it off or we all end up arguing and getting into our cars and heading back home, I’m not entirely sure. But that is the plan! And we’re all pretty excited about it, actually.
… We’re going to see how we get along using a different space and a different environment.
Listen to the full interview below. Shirley and Kyle talk about Version 2.0, issues within the music industry today, #MeToo, and more before turning to Garbage’s next album around 25:15.
Garbage is still in the early stages of making this next album. Writing, demoing, and recording will likely take several months. Sometime in 2019 we’ll get to hear it. In the meantime, you can enjoy Garbage’s latest single. Last summer, “No Horses” was our first taste of where their next record is going, and one of five songs they’d already started. You can buy “No Horses” on iTunes or stream the song on Spotify now. All profits from sales and streaming of this song will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross through the end of 2018.
The band also just released an incredible biography last year. Be sure to pick up their book, This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake.
What else can you buy? Concert tickets! Garbage will be touring in celebration of Version 2.0 this September. They already announced European dates, so grab your tickets before it’s too late! US tour announcements should be coming soon.
The next year is going to be exciting for Garbage fans. With 20 Years Paranoid and a plans for a brand new album, we have plenty to look forward to! Keep checking back here for all the latest Garbage news.
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