Garbage are heading back to London a little more than six months after bringing their ‘20 Years Queer’ tour to Brixton Academy.
This time, instead of celebrating the anniversary of their self-titled debut, they have a new album in tow.
The band will be performing songs from new album. ‘Strange Little Birds’, and extensive back catalogue at Troxy on 13 June 2016 – just three days after their sixth studio LP is released.
Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson, and Butch Vig recorded the follow up to 2012’s ‘Not Your Kind of People’ in Vig’s basement and Los Angeles’ Red Razor Sounds.
Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as their favourite albums growing up to recent fan mail, the quartet were determined to keep things simple.
“The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically,” explains Manson.
“We fell in love with immediacy,” continues Vig.
In the process, they recaptured the unique identity of 1995’s ‘Garbage’.
“To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records,” reveals Manson. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace.”
In the two decades since Garbage were last in that beginner’s headspace, they have sold over 12 million albums worldwide and performed in over 35 countries. Their second album, 1998’s ‘Version 2.0’ nabbed several Grammy nominations including Album Of The Year. After 2001’s ‘Beautiful Garbage’ and 2005’s ‘Bleed Like Me’, the group took a seven-year hiatus before returning with ‘Not Your Kind of People’.