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Listen: Wire - “Internal Exile,” “Nocturnal Koreans”

Nocturnal Koreans Due April 29 via Pinkflag

Mar 30, 2016

Wire will be following up their self-titled album released last year with a new mini album Nocturnal Koreans, April 29th via pinkflag. To get fans excited for the album they've shared "Noctural Koreans" and "Internal Exile." More

Listen: Wire – “Joust & Jostle”

Wire is out April 21 on Pinkflag

Feb 12, 2015

On April 21, British post-punk outfit Wire will release a new self-titled album.  More

Wire Announces Live Album

Legendary U.K. Post-Punk Act Set to Release "The Black Sessions Paris, 10 May 2011"

Dec 08, 2011

Legendary U.K. post punk act Wire have announced the release of the live album The Black Session Paris, 10 May 2011. We have the details. More

Coachella 2011 Day 2 Recap: Arcade Fire, Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, The New Pornographers, Wire

Plus The London Suede, Freelance Whales, Gogol Bordello and Trampled by Turtles

Apr 17, 2011

Day two of Coachella continued day one's comfort. Whatever advanced security they've implemented--or at least perhaps scalpers buying up lots of tickets that ultimately weren't used--has helped make this year a comfortable festival again. There's room to move around and enjoy just about every band. Even stranger, some bands that are legendary are experiencing small turnout. The only band that really drew a massive crowd was the Arcade FireMore

Wire Announces North American Tour Dates

The Invasion Begins April 1st

Nov 15, 2010

British rockers Wire are heading stateside for a series of dates beginning April 1st in support of forthcoming album, Red Barked Tree (out January 11 via Pink Flag). More

Wire Announces “Red Barked Tree”

Out January 11th on Pink Flag

Oct 15, 2010

British post-punk stalwarts Wire have announced new album Red Barked Tree (out January 11th on Pink Flag). More


Interviews

Wire

Somewhere On the Cusp

Mar 31, 2011

If Wire’s chief goal had been to simply make a lasting impact they could have called it a day before the ’80s had even dawned. Even they might have been surprised to know how vital they would sound 35 years later. More

Dec 24, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls.  Here’s a survey from Colin Newman of Wire. More


Reviews

154 (Special Edition Reissue)

154 (Special Edition Reissue)

pinkflag

Jun 13, 2018

In 1979, Wire were young men in a hurry. 154 was their third album. Their third album in two years. And just to make life even more interesting, each album is significantly different to the last. This long awaited reissue contains a further 27 demos and rarities which serve as a  testament to their prodigious output.  More

Chairs Missing (Special Edition Reissue)

Chairs Missing (Special Edition Reissue)

pinkflag

Jun 13, 2018

Coming less than a year after Wire's debut record, Chairs Missing shows the band stretching out, and the aggressive, punk rock stylings of Pink Flag receding into the background. In spite of it being released in punk's first foray, it manages to predict the sound of the early '80s (and beyond) with uncanny accuracy.  More

Pink Flag (Special Edition Reissue)

Pink Flag (Special Edition Reissue)

pinkflag

Jun 13, 2018

Wire were signed by Harvest Records in the initial feeding frenzy of UK punk rock. They were probably expecting another band of snotty ne'er-do-wells, trotting out powerchord laden, angst-athons with a permanent sneer on their collective face.  More

Silver/Lead

Silver/Lead

Pinkflag

Apr 04, 2017

It's not that Silver/Lead is a bad record. It's not. But what is interesting about itthe atmospheric sounds and rhythms—are relegated to the background, if there at all, and then to only certain sections of songs.  More

Nocturnal Koreans

Nocturnal Koreans

Pinkflag

Apr 25, 2016

2016 has been a bit of an oddity to date. How many other years can you think of where, even only at the quarter-year mark, so many of the best albums have been released by artists over 60? David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and John Cale are now joined by Wire. More

Wire

Wire

Pinkflag

Jun 02, 2015

There is something slightly odd about a band's 14th studio album, 38 years on from their debut release, being self-titled. It is almost certainly unintentional, but there's a neatness about the link between that and this, perhaps, being the first time they haven't felt so ahead of the curve More

Red Barked Tree

Red Barked Tree

Pink Flag

Jan 03, 2011

It's impossible to discount the cataclysmic influence Wire's canonized, epochal late '70s triptych of Pink Flag, 154, and Chairs Missing had on the '80s American underground indie scene. R.E.M. paid homage with a cover of "Strange" on Document, and The Feelies and Minutemen were but two of the many legions admittedly galvanized by the band. More