Death From Above 1979 have revealed that they are writing new songs for the first time since reforming and are planing to take the new material on the road too.
The band, who released their one and only album in 2004, got back together for a world tour last year. However, there was no new material from the duo on display.
Updating fans on their current activity, drummer Sebastien Grainger revealed yesterday (Sept 18) that he has begun writing new songs with Jesse Keeler and that they are seeking to improve the songs by playing live.
Writing in a blog on the DFA1979 website, Grainger said: "Here we go. Jesse and I have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people. We’re going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life.
So this tour is song CPR."
The dates are, so far, US only. Death From Above 1979 toured the UK twice in 2011 as well as appearing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.