Garbage's Strange Little Birds gets 'crazy'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2016


Garbage co-founder and drummer Butch Vig has revealed that their forthcoming sixth studio LP 'Strange Little Birds' has a lot of "crazy moments"

Butch Vig says Garbage have created some "crazy moments" on their new album 'Strange Little Birds'.

The 60-year-old drummer has opened up about the band's sixth studio album which the group - also consisting of Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Duke Erikso - have self-produced, and admits its unlike anything they've ever recorded before and has a "vulnerable" sound.

He explained to Billboard magazine: "I think it's quite different for us. It's very cinematic and there are a lot of sonic moments on the record that are not necessarily typical Garbage. We sort of took the rock out and de-constructed the songs, made them more vulnerable-sounding.

"Some moments get completely crazy, completely blown out. I think it's one of those records people are going to listen to the first time and go, 'Wow, what was that?' They're gonna need to hear it a couple times to get into it. But we're really happy with it. We hope Garbage fans will find it as interesting as we do."

'Strange Little Birds' - Garbage's first album since 2012's 'Not Your Kind of People' - is made up of 11 tracks and will be released on June 10 via the band's STUNVOLUME label.

Frontwoman Shirley has previously stated the songs remind her of the tracks on their self-titled 1995 debut.

She said: "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 head space."


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