As they celebrate their 40th year since forming, seminal UK band Wire’s forthcoming release Silver/Lead, is due out March 31st via the band’s Pink flag label. The band also recently announced various DRILL FESTIVAL dates, a boutique city festival curated by Wire with dates in LA, Leeds, Brussels and Berlin, plus two nights at London’s Garage and various other Spring tour dates. We, recently caught up with Colin Newman, to discuss a number of interesting topics. He was also kind enough to share his favourite albums with us.
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