90’s darlings Garbage are back and are all set to release their sixth studio album titled Strange Little Birds. The album will be available from June 10th.
Garbage, who is Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson, and Butch Vig, has been sorely missed.
Things have been very low-key since the band’s 2012 release Not Your Kind Of People. With only a reissue of Garbage’s hugely successful self-titled debut album, which celebrated its 20th anniversary that was released in October last year, the band has been on two separate hiatus periods either side of the fifth album’s release.
Strange Little Birds will be released through the band’s own label, STUNVOLUME. The new record is influenced, in part, by fan letters the band has received recently and the music the band members all listened to whilst growing up.
Singer Shirley Manson said: “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically. To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records. It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace. In part, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”
Garbage describes Strange Little Birds as less fussed over than anything the band has ever made. Butch Vig said, “We fell in love with immediacy.”
The band has also alerted fans to the prospect of further live dates to be added to the band’s current European tour.
Check out the album art via Garbage’s Twitter account, below:
Till then, we’ll keep our fingers crossed.