Video — May 24, 2017 at 6:55 am

Watch: Wire plays new ‘Silver/Lead’ songs, unreleased track in KEXP session

U.K. post-punk warriors Wire stopped by the Seattle studios of KEXP radio in early April during a short West Coast swing in support of their 15th studio album, Silver/Lead, to perform a four-song on-air session and chat with host Stevie Zoom.

The band played three songs off its new album — “Diamonds in Cups,” “Playing Harp for the Fishes” and “Short Elevated Period” — plus “The Art of Assistance,” which Colin Newman described as being “fairly obscure within Wire’s catalog, having never been released on a proper album.”

Wire returns to the U.S. this September during its 13-date North American tour.

Watch the full KEXP session below.


Setlist: Wire, KEXP studios, Seattle, WA, 4/6/17

1. “Diamonds In Cups”
2. “The Art Of Assistance”
3. “Playing Harp for the Fishes”
4. “Short Elevated Period”




One Comment

  1. So true about “Short Elevated Period” — it could have been drawn from any point in the band’s catalog. This three-album run they’re on right now is just outstanding.

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