The Buzzcocks are a punk rock unicorn. They've been around since '76 -- making them one of the longest-standing punk bands around -- but they're also one of the only old guard bands to keep putting out new material. That's not impossible to find, but when the new material coming out is this good, you've got a true rarity on your hands.
"It's Not You" is the first single from the band's upcoming record, The Way, their first release since 2006's Flat-Pack Philosophy. The track hearkens back to their old sound, but they're not rehashing the past. It's a fresh-feeling, bitter breakup song, with strong riffs, a chunky breakdown, and lyrics that make you feel Pete Shelley's open wounds. Listen to the track above.
The band's new record label, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, describes the Buzzcocks' new album:
These 10 tracks penned by the group's long standing core of Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle were recorded this year in London, and were produced by the band and Dave M Allen (best known for his production work with The Cure, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry). The album packs the same classic UK pop punk punch they've been known them for nearly four decades. The album will be available digitally on October 10th 2014 with physical releases to follow on November 18th 2014.
Source: 1234 Go Records SoundCloud