The post-punk band are back with a new 7″ single for 18 April…

The The I Want 2 B U

The The have announced the release of I Want 2 B U as part of this year’s Record Store Day. The 7″, released on Cineola, featuring Velvet Muscle Scream on the B-side, is the first new material released by The The since 2017’s We Can’t Stop What’s Coming.

Both tracks were produced by Matt Johnson, mixed by Grammy Award winners Craig Silvey (I Want 2 B U) and Matt Lawrence (Velvet Muscle Scream) and mastered at Metropolis Studios. They also both featured on the soundtrack to the 2019 film Muscle, which was directed by Johnson’s brother, Gerard Johnson. The new single features artwork by their late brother, Andy Dog.

2018 marked a return for The The with a series of sold-out shows across the world, their first in over 16 years, including a three-night run in London where they played the Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy and The Troxy.

The official Record Store Day Guide is available free with Issue 37 of Long Live Vinyl. Click here to buy your copy.

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