But the previously announced world tour is still on.
By Blurt Staff
With the recent news of
Massive Attack’s new studio album now in flux – the tentatively titled Weather Underground was slated for
October, but now it’s due next February – word arrives that the band will still
be dropping their first new material in three years on Oct. 6 via Virgin.
It’s an EP of four new tracks.
The lead song “Splitting The Atom” features Robert Del Naja (3D),
Grant Marshall (Daddy G) 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
Meanwhile, the upcoming full-length will feature collaborations with Damon
Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey and Tunde Adebimpe.
Earlier 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, September 11th ahead of their first full UK
tour in three years that begins on September 17th in London. Check www.massiveattack.com for dates and
1. Splitting The Atom
2. Pray For Rain
3. Bulletproof Love (Van Rivers and The
Subliminal Kid Remix)
4. Psyche (Flash Treatment)