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WIRE – Wed 3rd Oct
Wire still proving that they’re one of the most inventive and important post-punk bands of a generation. – The Observer
Having hit new peaks of inventiveness and productivity, Wire have been play-ing strings of sold out shows and achieving career best album sales, as well as being cited as a huge influence by yet another generation of bands, like Parquet Courts and Savages.
Wire’s latest album is ‘Silver/Lead’, a set of songs which encompasses the optimistic dazzle of ‘Diamonds In Cups’, the menacing widescreen grandeur of ‘Playing Harp For The Fishes’ and the breakneck paced guitar pop of ‘Short Ele-vated Period’. Although their 15th studio album is being released on the 40th anniversary of Wire’s debut, ‘Silver/Lead’ has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future.
Ramsgate thought getting Wire to play a couple of years ago was a right coup. To see them return to Thanet, is as good a 2nd coming as we could wish for.