Skunk Anansie20. September 2012

earMUSIC, the Hamburg based rock label part of Edel Group, is thrilled to announce the new album of Skunk Anansie.
After having revealed the title “Black Traffic” for their 5th studio album, the band now reveals the cover art, designed by Stuart Weston and the tracklist: 

“I was inspired by the band's guttural at times almost animalistic sound. I hear pain, anger, beauty and joy in so much of their work, something primordial that inspired me to produce the images you see. From a technical point, it was important to produce something that worked at micro scale in the digital environment but revealed greater content and meaning at larger scale.” Stuart Weston

Black Traffic”. The band’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2010’s “Wonderlustre” was recorded in London and produced by Skunk Anansie and Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Pixies) and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley and Adrian Bushby. 

Black Traffic will be the bands first independent release via their own label Boogooyamma working in partnership with earMUSIC. The album is set for a September 2012 release and will be backed by the first leg of an extensive 20 date European Tour (dates below).

"We've wanted to be in charge of our own destiny for many years, the doom & gloom merchants may whine about the music industry but we've seen it as a positive chance to re-invent how we work and take more control over our art form. With our new album “Black Traffic” and new label we are really excited with the future of Skunk, this is my personal favorite as an album, even better than “Wonderlustre” which spawned some great songs. We’re back and f**k me we're gonna enjoy every last minute of it!"  Skin

Album Formats:
* CD
* A limited edition media book containing the album CD and a DVD with in the studio
   video footage, interviews with the band and unseen artwork
* A limited edition heavy weight vinyl 
* A special collections edition boxset 
* Digital bundle

Order on Amazon: CD / Special Edition / Box

01. I Will Break You 
02. Sad Sad Sad 
03. Spit You Out (featuring Shaka Ponk) 
04. I Hope You Get To Meet Your Hero 
05. I Believed In You 
06. Satisfied? 
07. Our Summer Kills The Sun 
08. Drowning 
09. This Is Not A Game 
10. Sticky Fingers In Your Honey 
11. Diving Down  

The announcement follows what has been a hugely successful return for the band, who regrouped in 2009 following an eight-year hiatus.

“We got back together because we have a strong chemistry,” says Skin of the band’s return. “We’re very proud of our past work, but what drives us is the future.”

Tour dates:
06.11. Coliseum – Lisbon (P)
07.11. Coliseum – Porto (P)
08.11. Riviera – Madrid (ESP)
09.11. Razzmatazz – Madrid (ESP)
11.11. Les Docks – Lausanne (CH)
12.11. X-tra – Zurich (CH)
13.11. Tonhalle – Munich (GER)
15.11. Palladium – Cologne (GER)
16.11. Columbiahalle – Berlin (GER)
17.11. Theaterhaus – Stuttgart (GER)
23.11. Lotto Arena – Antwerp (B)
24.11. Zenith – Paris (F)
25.11. Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam (NL)
27.11. Sentrum Scene – Oslo (N)
28.11. Falkoner – Copenhagen (DK)
29.11. Hugenottenhalle – Frankfurt (GER)
01.12. Brixton Academy – London (UK)