With their highly-anticipated new album now just a few weeks away, Wire have dropped the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Primed & Ready' follows on from the previously unveiled lead track 'Cactused' in previewing their seventeenth studio album 'Hive Mind', which is due to be released on the 24th January via their own pinkflag label.
Speaking about their latest offering, the band's Graham Lewis said, "The lyric/text for this song could be read as a series of questions, set in 2017. Who could have known the answers would be, in no particular order…Liverpool FC, me, Boris the Spider, 67, Lieutenant Colonel."
While Colin Newman adds: “'Primed & Ready' was the easiest song to write on the album, written in less time than it takes to play it. There’s nothing remotely “clever” about the chord sequence / structure and there’s only three chords, 2 in the verse & 1 in the chorus. As in all things Wire, “less is more”".
Have a listen to 'Primed & Ready' in the player below.