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Sep 17, 2014

Wire and One Inch Badge are pleased to present DRILL : BRIGHTON. Following on from previous DRILL : FESTIVALS in London and Seattle, DRILL : BRIGHTON will be the most ambitious yet, featuring upwards of 100 bands, artists, films, talks and exhibitions, across 14 different venues, across 4 days from the 4th to the 7th of December, 2014. For more details and to buy early bird tickets, check out

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More recent Wire news

Jan 06, 20142014


Here's wishing everyone a great 2014! 2014 will be a quieter year for Wire than 2013 nonetheless we will be opening the year account with a gig marking the 5th Anniversary of the Lexington on 17th Jan. Tickets will go on sale today, expect it to sell out fast! Meanwhile an Australia / New Zealand tour will follow it in Feb. There are plans to do at least one DRILL : FESTIVAL this year, we'll keep you posted about that. Meanwhile the band plans to record this year towards a 2015 release. More news to follow...

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May 29, 2013CBU VINYL

We can now announce that the vinyl version of Change Becomes Us is now finally available in the pinkflag shop. This edition is exactly the same as the version available on Record Store Day (Double Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve) but lacks the numbering.

December 11, 2012Change Becomes Us (pf19)


As Pinkflag newsletter subscribers will already know, a new Wire album will be released on CD and digital in March 2013, with vinyl following for Record Store Day on April 20. "Change Becomes Us" began as an exploration of unrecorded material originally written in 1979–80. Some of this material had only ever existed as quickly prepared sketches for one-off performance; however, subjected to the rigour of a Wire working process of both touring and studio, it evolved organically into what we think is a fascinating hybrid. Liberated from its historic roots, it simply took off! "Really fresh!" is the common quote of the few who've heard it!

You can pre-order the "Special Edition" from our Mail Order (regular CD or vinyl will be available to order at a later date) and you can read more in our most recent newsletter archived here.

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