The Pop Group share details of new album

The Pop Group announce details of new album 'Honeymoon On Mars'

Post punk provocateurs The Pop Group have announced details of a brand new studio album. Honeymoon On Mars will be released through Freaks R Us on Friday October 28th 2016. Produced by dub titan Dennis Bovell, who worked on their debut Y, and Hank Shocklee, producer of Public Enemy’s first three albums as a member of the Bomb Squad. Bovell has produced the bulk of the sessions while Shocklee took the helm on City Of Eyes, War Inc. and Burn Your Flag.

Recorded and mixed in various studios in early summer of 2016, the band realised a dream twofold collaboration, as Stewart concludes: “We’ve at last fulfilled a double fantasy to work with our two favourite sonic assassins, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell and Hank Shocklee. We’re in awe as Dennis, the Captain Kirk of dub is taking us on a hyper sound voyage into the future, and Hank, as always tears up the rules totally upholding our faith in the absolute value of noise. We’ve gone completely off the map.”

Talking about working with The Pop Group, Shocklee said: “The Pop Group sound has a level of freedom, fun and creative musicianship in their recordings that is a special and rare find in today’s world. Their uncompromising spirit to be themselves and not worry about fitting into a musical box, sets them apart.”

Long-time collaborator Bovell added: “It’s been a great pleasure to be working with the guys again. They are truly beyond good and evil.”

Since reforming at ATP festival in 2010 – at the behest of Simpsons creator Matt Groening – the band have been industrious in their reactivation. Following the re-release of We Are Time and an archival collection of previously unreleased material entitled Cabinet of Curiosities, the band released their first new studio album in 35 years, Citizen Zombie, to critical acclaim in February 2015. Citizen Zombie was produced by Paul Epworth (Lorde, FKA Twigs, Adele, etc.).

The full list of shows is as follows:

Tuesday 15 November 16 – UK Brighton Komedia
Thursday 17 November 16 – UK Cardiff The Globe
Friday 18 November 16 – UK Leeds Wardrobe
Saturday 19 November 16 -UK Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 20 November 16 – UK Newcastle Think Tank
Tuesday 22 November 16 – UK Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 24 November 16 – UK London The 100 Club
Saturday 26 November 16 – France Boulogne-Billancourt BBmix
Sunday 27 November 16 – Netherlands Amsterdam Paradiso Nord
Tuesday 29 November 16 – Denmark Copenhagen Jazzhouse
Thursday 1 December 16 – Germany Berlin Volksbuhne

Honeymoon On Mars

1. Instant Halo
2. City Of Eyes
3. Michael 13
4. War Inc.
5. Pure Ones
6. Little Town
7. Days Like These
8. Zipperface
9. Heaven?
10. Burn Your Flag