Yes, it’s happened. The thing we hoped for but dared not dream.
The Psychedelic Furs – one of the most eclectic and iconic bands of the 1980s, are not only back touring – something they have been wowing audiences with since reforming in 2000 – but are back writing…
Today, I’ve had the absolute pleasure to listen to their first new track since 1991. Twenty nine years. And I have to say: it’s a banging tune.
Don’t Believe is the first release from the forthcoming album Made of Rain, which hits our ears in May. Written by brothers Richard and Tim Butler, guitarist Rich Good and drummer Paul Garisto, it’s a typically driving song of melancholy and, well, not quite getting and keeping everything you should. When I close my eyes, it paints a picture of a Film Noir world, with our protagonist working his ass off for fifteen bucks plus expenses a day, inhabiting a nation of deceivers, raindrops, let-downs and mistrust.
All of this is crafted into a technically gifted mix of soaring guitars, solid bass riffs, catchy sax and keyboard fills, enticingly attractive rhythms, narrated by Richard’s unmistakenly unique vocals.
We’ve been waiting for a long time for some new material from the Psychedelic Furs. As I said above – twenty nine years. ..
Listening to Don’t Believe – it feels worth the wait.
Stream the track on Spotify.
The album is available for pre-order here.