Garbage Release Video For First New Material ‘Blood For Poppies’


Garbage have debuted the video for their comeback track, ‘Blood For Poppies’, online. Scroll down to watch. The black and white video was directed by fashion photographer Matt Irwin and shot in Los Angeles. The video takes inspiration from surrealist artists, film makers and photographers such Rene Magritte, Maya Deren and Francesca Woodman and includes a gory reference to the famous eyeball slitting scene in Luis Bunuel’s cult 1929 film Un Chien Andalou. Of filming the video, Garbage’s frontwoman Shirley Manson said:

“We piled into a transit van with the ridiculously talented team of Matt Irwin and Aaron Brown and hopped around little pockets of Los Angeles creating a gorgeous surrealist dream. We ate ice cream sandwiches in the sunshine and laughed a lot. I didn’t want the shoot to end.”

‘Blood For Poppies’ will be released for Record Store Day on 21st April as a special edition red 7” vinyl record, alongside the single, ‘Battle In Me’.

Garbage release their fifth album ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ on 14th May. Recorded in Atwater Village in Los Angeles, the album has been produced by Garbage and mixed by the band’s drummer Butch Vig. Frontwoman Shirley Manson said that ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ was inspired by David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux and Cocteau Twins. The band were interviewed live on UStream and when asked if ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ saw them looking toward any new influences, Manson said she had been looking back to “all these people that built my musical fabric”. Butch Vig added that he’d taken inspiration from prog rock and the first Suicide album.

Garbage play a handful of UK shows in July. The band follow up their show at London’s Troxy on 9th May with four more gigs, starting on 1st July at London O2 Academy Brixton, then visiting Wolverhampton Civic Hall on 2nd July, Manchester Academy 3rd July and finishing up at Glasgow Barrowlands 4th July. The dates make up part of a larger European tour.


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