English post-punk greats Wire are still going strong after 40 years together. They’re already following up 2016’s Nocturnal Koreans with their soon-to-be-released 15th studio album Silver/Lead. Today we’re sharing “Diamonds In Cups,” the second single from the new album following last month’s upbeat “Short Elevated Period.” This one features some exceptional guitar work that takes you up and down on a blissful, bouncing ride. With much of their recent material, Wire continues to keep true to themselves in a way that makes old fans stick around, while still freshening up their sound enough to engage new generations with each new decade of music. Listen to “Diamonds In Cups” below.
The Silver/Lead release falls a day before the anniversary of the band’s first gig together at the Roxy in London in 1977. To commemorate, Wire will be headlining the Los Angeles edition of Drill Festival, the band’s small, curated show series. Check out the Drill Festival lineup below along with Wire’s full tour schedule.
03/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
03/29 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/30 Los Angeles, CA – DRILL : LA @ Echo
03/31 Los Angeles, CA – DRILL : LA @ Echo/Echoplex
04/01 Los Angeles, CA – DRILL : LA @ Echo/Echoplex
04/03 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
04/05 Portland, OR @ Dantes
04/07 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
04/08 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Silver/Lead is out 3/31 via Pinkflag. Pre-order it here.