Garbage have today revealed their brand-new single No Gods No Masters and its accompanying video, directed by Scott Stuckey and edited by Andy DeLuca.
No Gods No Masters is the follow up to the recent single The Men Who Rule the World, a track that was added to 24 New Music Friday Spotify playlists worldwide on launch and was described as a ‘powerful and timely document’ by Clash.
Speaking about the No Gods No Masters single, Shirley Manson says:
‘I tried to make sense of the world. I was trying to make sense of left and right, literally. Like why do some people vote right? Why do some people vote left? And all of that comes from a concern for ourselves, for our friends, for our families, ultimately, for our babies… this song is about re-imagining our society for the future, for our children and not making the same mistakes over and over again and allowing greed to corrupt our thinking’.
Watch 'No Gods No Masters' - BELOW:
Produced by Garbage and long-time collaborator Billy Bush, the seeds for the new album, No Gods No Masters were planted in summer 2018 in the desert in Palm Springs. The quartet convened at a home belonging to one of Steve Marker’s relatives and sketched out the skeleton of the album over two weeks, jamming, experimenting and feeling the songs out. They then took those demos and went their separate ways, before reconvening in Los Angeles to finish the record.
Garbage are releasing a deluxe CD/digital version of No Gods No Masters, which features covers of classic tracks, including David Bowie’s Starman and Because the Night, written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. Garbage’s take on Because the Night also features US punk rock outfit Screaming Females.
The deluxe album includes rare Garbage tracks No Horses, On Fire, Time Will Destroy Everything, Girls Talk, The Chemicals and Destroying Angels, the latter three of which feature Brody Dalle, Brian Aubert and John Doe and Exene Cervenka respectively.
The album vinyl is neon green as standard with Garbage also releasing a limited white vinyl via their official artist store and HMV, as well as an exclusive limited pink vinyl as part of this year’s RSD Drops on 12 June. The band will be touring the UK with Blondie this November. Full dates listed here.