- 01 Feb 11
Without Gang Of Four there would have been no Franz Ferdinand, Rapture or Futureheads. The band’s legendary guitarist Andy Gill talks about their first album in 15 years.
Alongside Pere Ubu, Wire and Joy Division, Gang Of Four's post-punk/funk fusion became one of the most commonly cited influences of the post-millennial decade. Content, the quartet's first album in 16 years, is a focused and fiery record, the sound of a committed band playing in a room with minimal smoke and mirrors. So did they feel the need to reclaim that very sound from numerous young (The Rapture, Franz, Bloc Party) and sometimes not-so-young (Chili Peppers) pretenders?
Content is out now on Groenland Records. You can listen to 'You'll Never Pay For The Farm' on hotpress.com