Blondie recently announced their eleventh studio album, POLLINATOR, scheduled for release by BMG on 5 May; an incredible new record and a modern take on the classic, vintage sound of one of the world’s most influential and legendary bands.
BLONDIE have also now announced a return to the iconic LONDON ROUNDHOUSE, scene of past triumphs and something of a spiritual home for the UK’s favourite New Yorkers, to play a special show on WEDNESDAY 3 MAY celebrating the release two days later of their new album.
The band last appeared at the Roundhouse for a rapturous Apple Music Festival performance in 2014 but their iconic 1978 concert there is remembered as one of the shows that helped catapult the band into the mainstream.
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BLONDIE have now also debuted a new track, MY MONSTER, the second taken from POLLINATOR, and a different animal to the celebratory first single, FUN, which took the band back to their Studio 54 disco days. Written for BLONDIE by legendary Smiths guitarist JOHNNY MARR, it’s a song about the beast in all of us, and sees the band on vintage form, hitting that unique BLONDIE sweet spot between rock, pop and electronica that made classics like Atomic such a blast. It also highlights how BLONDIE and their famous POLLINATOR collaborators have channelled the band’s past into a shimmering future.
“It was such an honour to be asked to do something for Blondie,” says Johnny Marr. “I wrote My Monster especially for them; I think it’s turned out great.”
MY MONSTER is now available as an instant grat, to stream or download, and is also the B side of the recent highly collectible 7” vinyl of FUN that was available through independent retailers only.