In an interview on Kyle Meredith With… last year, Wire frontman Colin Newman teased that a new album would be out soon. That time is almost upon us, as Mind Hive — the English band’s 17th (!) studio effort — is expected to drop January 24th. As a teaser, a single called “Primed & Ready” has been revealed today.
According to Newman, this cut was the easiest to write for the record, penned in less time than it takes to actually play the barely three-minute piece. Even with the quick turnaround time, “Primed & Ready” find Wire sounding… exactly like that. From the start, listeners are immediately greeted by a thrashing collision of percussion and guitars, like the post-punk veterans are sprinting toward the finish line and never looking back. Hear it down below.
Revisit Newman’s full appearance on Kyle Meredith With… from last year.