Massive Attack will release their first new material in three years on October 5, a four-track EP entitled Splitting The Atom.
The EP was ecorded by Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja and Grant ‘Daddy G’ Marshall in Bristol. The lead track ‘Splitting The Atom’ sports vocals from longtime Jamaian cohort Horace Andy (‘Hymn Of The Big Wheel’, ‘Angel’, etc), while ‘Pray For Rain’ is vocalled by Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio. Also included on the EP is a remix of new track ‘Psyche’ by Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid (fresh from editing recent material by The Big Pink and Bat For Lashes), and another new track, ‘Bulletproof Love’, sung by Elbow‘s Guy Garvey and reworked by Christoff Berg, who produced the Fever Ray album with Van Rivers and Subliminal Kid.
The EP, which boasts artwork by 3D, trails Massive Attack’s sixth studio album, which is due for release in February 2010. As well as the aforementioned Garvey, Andy and Adebimpe, contributors to the album include Fever Ray, Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval and Martina Topley-Bird.
1. Splitting The Atom
2. Pray For Rain
3. Psyche (Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid Remix)
4. Bulletproof Love (Christoff Berg Remix)
Hold tight for news of a limited art vinyl edition of this EP created by The Vinyl Factory.
Massive Attack 2009 tour dates:
17.09.09 LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY (SOLD OUT)
18.09.09 LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY (SOLD OUT)
19.09.09 LONDON BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY (SOLD OUT)
21.09.09 SHEFFIELD 02 ACADEMY
22.09.09 BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY
23.09.09 READING RIVERMEAD
24.09.09 LEEDS 02 ACADEMY
26.09.09 MANCHESTER APOLLO (SOLD OUT)
27.09.09 MANCHESTER APOLLO
28.09.09 GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY
30.09.09 NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY
02.10.09 LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
03.10.09 SWINDON OASIS (SOLD OUT)