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2013/08/29

The Mission U.K. are poised to return with a new album, the Brightest Light, on September 17th. Earlier in the month the band premiered a song titled "Drag," and last week they released the album's first single, "Sometimes the Brightest Light Comes From The Darkest Place" which is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon.  The new tracks showcase a pretty intense driving rock sound that they're really excited about. From the Mission's official site:

"This is a classic rock album in the best sense of the word. It’s rooted in the present whilst unashamedly embracing the past. The Mission is not, and have never been, afraid to wear their influences on their collective sleeve. That being said, this is a unique work and sounds only like The Mission. But not The Mission you may have once known. This is a band that has never sounded so good, so fresh, so true."

Wayne Hussey discussed the Brightest Light in a new almost hour long interview and described the album as an "honest record," and that it was intended to sound raw and live. He concedes that sometimes it's difficult for bands to deviate from a blueprint or classic sound and how it takes some time for fans to get used to a different sound. He said he went through the same thing as a fan personally and used Radiohead's Kid A as an example. He explained that he loved OK Computer, and then when Kid A came out he was thrown at first: "hang on, I'm not sure about this, this is strange, but you know what, now I prefer Kid A to OK Computer."

According to Hussey, even more new music is on the way. The band plans on releasing a new ep in 2014 where each member will write and take lead vocals on their song, plus they'll record a cover of "All Along The Watchtower" for the release.

Hussey shared some other interesting tidbits: he's interested in scoring a film, he'd love to collaborate with Massive Attack, and he doesn't know the words to any Bauhaus songs (he was relieved that when he joined Peter Murphy on stage recently they covered TRex & David Bowie, not Bauhaus). Stream the full interview with Wayne Hussey below.



Wayne Hussey joins Peter Murphy on stage



"Drag"



Dates for the Mission U.K's North American tour are posted below.

9/03 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
9/04 - Philadelphia @ Trocadero
9/05 - NYC @ Irving Plaza
9/06 - Toronto @ Lee's Palace
9/07 - Chicago @ House Of Blues
9/10 - Los Angeles @ Club Nokia
9/11 - Las Vegas @ LVCS
9/13 - San Francisco @ Regency Ballroom
9/14 - Portland @ Aladdin Theater
9/15 - Seattle @ Showbox Theater

Published August 29th, 2013 @ 6:02 AM