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Gang Of Four Announce 'This Heaven Gives Me Migraine' EP, Share The Dying Rays (2020)

Monday, 17 February 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Gang Of Four have announced a new EP.

Titled 'This Heaven Gives Me Migraine' and out on February 26, the five-track release will feature the final recordings of co-founding member, guitarist and producer Andy Gill, who passed away on February 1 after a short respiratory illness. Gill's wife, Catherine Mayer said:

"From the hospital, Andy continued to give final notes on mixes of music that he looked forward to releasing. Since his death, I have been working with the band to fulfill his vision. The only change we have made is to include on the EP two brief recordings of Andy speaking, both, in different ways, essence of Andy."

Gang of Four singer John "Gaoler" Sterry added: 

"This collection of songs was recorded just before Andy died and it was his intention to get these out – to represent the way we played them on tour, late last year. All three songs were recorded in Andy's home studio in London and there’s a fly-on-the-wall intimacy to this EP; from the song selection to the snippets of spoken word."

Check out the EP's artwork above and its tracklist below, which includes three new reimagined recordings, together with two spoken interludes by Gill.

Also head below to listen to the reworked version of The Dying Rays, which originally appeared on the post-punk pioneers' 2015 LP 'What Happens Next'. Back then, it was recorded with vocalist Herbert Grönemeyer, while the new rendition is sung by Sterry.

'This Heaven Gives Me Migraine' tracklist:

1. Anthrax (Andy speaks)
2. The Dying Rays (2020)
3. Natural’s Not In It
4. Toreador
5. Purple in Nature (Andy speaks)

The band's final album featuring Gill, 'Happy Now', was released in April 2019.

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