Stream: The Stranglers, ‘Time Was Once On My Side’ — off forthcoming album ‘Giants’

U.K. punk survivors The Stranglers — singer-bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel, drummer Jet Black and keyboard player Dave Greenfield, plus former Toy Dolls guitarist Baz Warne — next week will release Giants, their 17th studio album and first in six years, and are previewing the disc by streaming the single “Time Was Once On My Side.”

Below, you can check out the radio edit of the single. The full 10-track album is due out March 5 in the U.K., and also will be available in a limited edition set with a second disc featuring a 14-track live acoustic set recorded last November. Giants also will be released simultaneously on vinyl.

To support the new disc, the band is embarking on a two-month, 41-date tour of the U.K. and Europe, starting tonight in Leeds. The band spend March in the U.K., playing 18 shows there before heading to continental Europe for 11 dates in France and concerts in Italy, Germany, Belgium and more (see full dates below).

 

 

Tracklist: The Stranglers, Giants

1. “Another Camden Afternoon”
2. “Freedom Is Insane”
3. “Giants”
4. “Lowlands”
5. “Boom Boom”
6. “My Fickle Resolve”
7. “Time Was Once On My Side”
8. “Mercury Rising”
9. “Adios (Tango)”
10. “15 Steps”

BONUS DISC
1. “Tits” (Acoustic)
2. “English Towns” (Acoustic)
3. “Southern Mountains” (Acoustic)
4. “European Female” (Acoustic)
5. “Instead of This” (Acoustic)
6. “Long Black Veil” (Acoustic)
7. “Dutch Moon” (Acoustic)
8. “My Fickle Resolve” (Acoustic)
9. “Don’t Bring Harry” (Acoustic)
10. “Cruel Garden” (Acoustic)
11. “Mine All Mine” (Acoustic)
12. “Bitching” (Acoustic)
13. “Old Codger” (Acoustic)
14. Sanfte Kuss (Acoustic)

 

The Stranglers tour dates:

March 1: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
March 2: Alhambra, Dunfermline, UK
March 3: O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
March 5: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
March 6: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 8: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
March 9: Roundhouse, London, UK
March 10: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
March 12: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
March 13: Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK
March 15: Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK
March 16: Dome, Brighton, UK
March 17: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
March 19: Assembly , Leamington Spa, UK
March 20: G-Live, Guildford, UK
March 22: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
March 23: O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK
March 24: O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
March 31: Rene Magritte Center, Lessines, Beligum
April 2: Le Splendid, Lille, France
April 3: Chabada, Angers, France
April 4: Le Liberte, Rennes, France
April 5: CC John Lennon, Limoges, France
April 6: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
April 7: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
April 9: Rockstore, Montpellier, France
April 10: Espace Julien, Marseille, France
April 11: Tranbordeur, Lyon, France
April 13: Olympia, Paris, France
April 14: Bol D’Or Rocks, Magny Cours, France
April 15: Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
April 17: Viper, Florence, Italy
April 18: Live Club, Milan, Italy
April 19: Szene, Vienna, Austria
April 20: Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic
April 21: C-Club, Berlin, Germany
April 23: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
April 24: Luxor, Cologne, Germany
April 25: Big Bad Cafe, Caen, France
April 26: Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland
April 27: Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium

 

 

 

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  • This sounds good! Most of the older 80s bands become either an embarassment of themselves later on or lose creativity. I wish them luck!

     
 

 

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