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Wire releasing new album, play live shows in London

Following news of a Wire tome last week (by Wilson Neate, author of an instalment on Wire's Pink Flag in publisher Continuum's 33 1/3 series), the group announce a new album. Change Becomes Us is an album of tracks that were played live briefly in 1979–80 while the group was falling apart, but which never made it past fragments and blueprints to full studio recordings.

Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey are joined by guitarist Matthew Simms for the record, who first began playing live with the group in around 2010.

Wire play London's Heaven on 24 March, with Change Becomes Us released the following day. That show forms part of a larger series taking place in March across various London venues, titled Wire: Drill. More details on that series as they're announced. Listen to "Doubles & Trebles" from the album below.