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29 NovLe Phenix, ValenciennesTickets
30 NovLa Vapeur, DijonTickets
2 DecTransbordeur, LyonTickets
3 DecRockstore, MontpellierTickets
5 DecBikini, ToulouseTickets
6 DecKrakatoa, BordeauxTickets
7 DecLa Carriere, NantesTickets
25 JanEngine Shed, LincolnTickets
27 JanMusic Hall, AberdeenTickets
28 JanO2 Academy, GlasgowTickets
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31 JanVictoria Hall, StokeTickets
1 FebUEA Nick Rayns, NorwichTickets
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4 FebO2 Academy, BrixtonTickets
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7 FebParr Hall, WarringtonTickets
8 FebRock City, NottinghamTickets
10 FebUni Great Hall, CardiffTickets
11 FebO2 Apollo, ManchesterTickets
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14 FebGuildhall, PortsmouthTickets
15 FebCliffs Pavilion, SouthendTickets
17 FebDome, BrightonTickets
18 FebO2 City Hall, NewcastleTickets
19 FebO2 Academy, BirminghamTickets
21 FebO2 Academy, BristolSOLD OUT!
22 FebHexagon, ReadingTickets
24 FebCity Hall, SheffieldTickets
25 FebDe Montfort Hall, LeicesterTickets
26 FebCorn Exchange, CambridgeSOLD OUT!
4-7 AugRebellion Festival, BlackpoolTickets
29 SepZoom, FrankfurtTickets
30 SepKantine, CologneTickets
2 Oct013, TilburgTickets
3 OctFabrik, HamburgTickets
4 OctAmager Bio, CopenhagenTickets
6 OctPlan B, MalmoTickets
7 OctTradgarn, GothenburgTickets
8 OctBerns, StockholmTickets
11 MarL’Olympia, ParisTickets


If Something's Gonna Kill Me digital single and video

The latest digital single If Something’s Gonna Kill Me (It Might As Well Be Love) is now available to stream or download here. Taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album Dark Matters, which is released on 10th September, the track is a lyrical tribute to dear departed band member Dave Greenfield whilst, musically, it is a nod to the electro-pop of bands such as Kraftwerk. As with the And If You Should See Dave… digital single, anyone who has pre-ordered Dark Matters from The Stranglers official store will receive an email with a link for a complimentary download of If Something’s Gonna Kill Me. To accompany the release, an stunning, apocalyptic promo video was made by US filmmaker Daniel Oramas with a storyboard which interpreted the song’s lyrics in a totally different way. Coupled with the track, it makes for emotional viewing. We hope you like it…

Wanting to work with the next generation of creative innovators, the band put out an open brief to filmmakers to pitch for the video. Instantly Oramas’ arresting tale of an elderly couple still very much in love at the end of the world leapt out of all the different pitches for its poise and poeticism. In storyboarding the idea, it expanded into something even more complex; the heartbreak of parents losing their children to war, the futility of conflict in a post-nuclear age, and how our worldview is shaped by the media we consume.

Referring to the video, JJ said: “A song can be interpreted in so many different ways. Daniel’s interpretation is nothing like I envisaged. So in my book that’s great.”

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