The Stranglers have released their first ‘R̶a̶t̶ Track Chat’, where we get a sneaky listen and behind-the-scenes insight from JJ, Baz and producer Louie Nicastro on tracks from the new album Dark Matters, starting with ‘Payday’.
Each video gives an inside look into the studio where the album came together, as well as the details behind its’ creation. Definitely, something fans will not want to miss.
Watch ‘Payday’ (R̶a̶t̶ Track Chat) - BELOW:
Dark Matters is out on 10th September 2021 on the band’s own Coursegood imprint, via Absolute, and is available to pre-order from all good record stores. The Stranglers official store hosts a variety of special items from a limited-edition cassette album to ‘red/black smoke’ coloured limited edition heavy-weight vinyl.
In addition, all pre-orders for the album (on any format) will receive a special bonus CD titled ‘Dave Greenfield – A Tribute’ through the official store. This bonus CD, featuring 8 unreleased live recordings, was selected by the surviving members with a view to celebrating Dave’s unique talent. It includes two of the new tracks performed by Dave, live versions of four Stranglers songs that Dave is famous for having performed vocals on, and one of the last ever recordings of the band from their 2019 Japanese tour. Pre-order now at www.thestranglers.co.uk.
Dark Matters - Album Tracklisting
- This Song
- And If You Should See Dave…
- If Something’s Gonna Kill Me (It Might As Well Be Love)
- No Man’s Land
- The Lines
- The Last Men On The Moon
- White Stallion
The Stranglers announced their ‘full final tour’ of the UK and Europe and have decided to proceed with the 47-date run which includes two sold-out performances at Brixton Academy, in Dave’s memory.
Full Final Tour UK 2022 *dates added*
25 Jan Engine Shed, Lincoln
27 Jan Music Hall, Aberdeen
28 Jan O2 Academy, Glasgow
29 Jan O2 Academy, Glasgow - SOLD OUT
31 Jan Victoria Hall, Stoke
1 Feb UEA Nick Rayns, Norwich
3 Feb G Live, Guildford - SOLD OUT
4 Feb O2 Academy, Brixton
5 Feb O2 Academy, Brixton - SOLD OUT
7 Feb Parr Hall, Warrington
8 Feb Rock City, Nottingham
10 Feb Uni Great Hall, Cardiff
11 Feb O2 Apollo, Manchester
12 Feb O2 Academy, Leeds
14 Feb Guildhall, Portsmouth
15 Feb Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
17 Feb Dome, Brighton
18 Feb O2 City Hall, Newcastle
19 Feb O2 Academy, Birmingham
21 Feb O2 Academy, Bristol - SOLD OUT
22 Feb Hexagon, Reading
24 Feb City Hall, Sheffield
25 Feb De Montfort Hall, Leicester
26 Feb Corn Exchange, Cambridge - SOLD OUT