Wire share the first track from Silver/Lead – listen

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Listen to new material from past Simple Things guests Wire during their 40th anniversary year.

Groundbreaking post-punk act Wire today shared the first track from their 15th studio album, Silver/Lead. Entitled Short Elevated Period, the teaser track carries bassist and vocalist Graham Lewis’s infectious lyrics over a perfectly constructed base layer of guitar pop.

Released during the band’s 40th anniversary year, Silver/Lead is expected to hit the shelves on 31 March via the band’s own pinkflag label. It follows 2016’s Nocturnal Koreans.

Listen to Short Elevated Period below, then read our Turning Points feature with Wire band member Colin Newman from 2015.