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Silver/ Lead - NEW ALBUMJan 23

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Today we launched the NEW Wire album Silver/ Lead. You can stream the lead track 'Short Elevated Period' on NPR and our own soundcloud.

The album is available for pre-order from today. This time we are releasing it in 3 physical formats, CD, Vinyl and Special Edition - a hard backed 80 page case bound book, with text by Graham Duff, extended credits, lyrics, brand new interviews and exclusive colour photographs as well as the CD itself. This format will be only produced in limited quantities but unlike The Change Becomes Us Special Edition with which it shares a format, it will be also available in selected independent record shops.

As with previous albums, anyone who orders the album on SE, vinyl or CD will get a copy of the digital version of on the day of release. That way you get to hear it even if the post is a little slow around your parts!

Here's the track-listing
01 Playing Harp For The Fishes
02 Short Elevated Period
03 Diamonds In Cups
04 Forever & A Day
05 An Alibi
06 Sonic Lens
07 This Time
08 Brio
09 Sleep On The Wing
10 Silver/ Lead

Read today's news letter here

Watch this space for further announcements

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Upcoming Wire gigs

  • Sept 16: The Metro , Chicago, IL, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 17: El Club , Detroit, MI, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 18: Ace Of Cups , Columbus, OH, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 19: Beachland , Cleveland, OH, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 20: Lee's Palace , Toronto, Canada Book tickets
  • Sept 21: Theatre Fairmount , Montreal, Canada Book tickets
  • Sept 22: Space, Portland, Maine, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 23: The Sinclair, Cambridge, Mass, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 25: Black Cat, Washington, DC, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 26: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 28: Baby’s All Right 1, Brooklyn, NY, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 29: Baby’s All Right 2, Brooklyn, NY, USA Book tickets
  • Sept 30: Baby’s All Right 3, Brooklyn, NY, USA Book tickets
  • Oct 24: The Waterfront , Norwich, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 25: The Fleece, Bristol, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 26: Booking Hall, Dover, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 27: The Haunt, Brighton, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 29: The Crescent, York, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 30: Guild Hall, Preston, UK Book tickets
  • Oct 31: Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 02: Dryden Street Social, Leicester, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 03: Riverside, Newcastle, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 05: Beat Generator Live, Dundee, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 06:The Mash House, Edinburgh, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 08:The Globe,Cardiff, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 09: The Bullingdon, Oxford, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 10: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK Book tickets
  • Nov 12: Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium Book tickets
  • Nov 13: Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands Book tickets

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