Garbage hit the road again

The latest band hitting the comeback trail, Garbage, have announced a UK tour in July. They will play 5 dates as part of a European tour that includes several festival dates to promote their new album.

The album, Not Your Kind Of People, is released on May 14. It’s their fifth album, but their first release since 2005's Bleed Like Me, a hiatus that encouraged some to assume that the band was finished. It was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed by band drummer Butch Vig, the legendary grunge era producer.

In an interview with Bullett magazine, singer Shirley Manson admitted that working with Garbage again came as a relief after the long absence. "I realized: I want to make music with my band, that’s what I want," she said.

The new album won’t be breaking new musical ground. Instead it’s almost a homage to all their favourite music. "We went back to the music that excited us in the beginning," Manson says. "Lots of Bowie, actually, Cocteau Twins, The Pretenders. We’re not coming out saying, 'Hey, we’re the new sh*t. We know all the hot sounds'. We don’t. We don’t go to clubs anymore, and we’re not sitting around listening to underground dubstep."

Garbage play a one-off date at London Troxy on May 9 then 4 more UK shows, starting on July 1 at London O2 Brixton Academy, then Wolverhampton Civil Hall on July 2, Manchester Academy on July 3, culminating in Shirley Manson’s return to her native Scotland at Glasgow Barrowlands on July 4.

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