Shirley Manson’s Garbage share ‘murder ballad’

Garbage have digitally released their collaboration with punk legends X Angels – and you can listen to it right here.

Destroying Angels had a limited run on vinyl. The original Record Store Day: Black Friday release, which became available last November, previously had only 3,000 vinyl copies pressed.

The American-Scottish alt-rockers, fronted by Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson, penned the song with John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, which Garbage describe as a “murder ballad”.

On the single’s b-side is a cover of David Bowie’s Starman. The band performed the song on their recent UK tour, which included a visit to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last year.

Garbage have been working on the follow-up to 2016’s Strange Little Birds. After winning NME’s 2018 Icon award, Stockbridge-raised Manson said the band’s new material is heavily influenced by Roxy Music.

“[The new songs] just have that sort of darkness that Roxy Music did so well… I’ve always been obsessed with Roxy Music – it’s all I listen to actually. I don’t know why they’ve always been a favourite,” Manson told NME last June.

Garbage will hit the road again in 2019. You can see their full upcoming European tour dates are below – and don’t forget to check out Destroying Angels.

June 30, 2019 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria Hills Of Rock
July 2, 2019 – July 7 2019 – Albi, France Festival Pause Guitare
July 5, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain Festival Cruïlla
July 6, 2019 – Cognac, France Cognac Blues Passions Festival
July 11, 2019 – Aix-les-bains, France Musilac Festival
July 13, 2019 – London, Kew The Music
July 18, 2019 – Dublin, Iveagh Gardens

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