Massive Attack, Attack!
Massive Attack are back after a six-year hiatus. Speaking with Billboard, Robert '3D' Del Naja confirmed the band had a new album planned for release later this year and were looking at a world tour.
"We'll do the UK, Europe [later this year] then take Christmas off, and then go to Asia, into America and then we'll roll out to the festivals," he told the website. "When you get on a roll, it's such a laugh. For Meltdown [Festival] last year we ended up doing about 40 shows all around eastern and southern Europe, it was really good fun. So I can imagine for this we'll end up doing maybe 150 gigs."
The new album is tentatively titled 'Weather Underground' and is supposed to arrive around October. It’s the group's first album since 2003's '100th Window'.
Formed in Bristol in 1988, Massive Attack splintered off from a DJ and party collective known as The Wild Bunch. Their debut album, 1991's 'Blue Lines', is considered a modern classic and features appearances from Tricky, Shara Nelson and Horace Andy. The record was partly financed by Neneh Cherry and a young Geoff Barrow worked in the studio as the 'tea boy'. He later went on to form a band called Portishead. Maybe you've heard of them?