There is a Wire documentary in the works ‘People in a Film’. The promo clip looks promising and suggests the aim is to capture the delightfully unholy and absurdist collaboration of Post Punk, Fine Art, Agriculture and brutal noisemaking that is Wire. The filmmakers (Malcolm Doyle and Graham Duff) have the full cooperation of the band past and present including the mercurial former member Bruce Gilbert. Of course even BBC4 ain’t going to pay for this one so Wire fans will need to get their hands in their pockets and fork out for them to get the footage rights and get the thing finished. You know the drill by now – usual deal, you’re basically paying upfront for the DVD/Blu-Ray or if you’re really flushed you can make like George Harrison and pay the most expensive cinema ticket ever in return for your name on the credits and god knows what else. Anyway, this film must be made so lob some cash this way.
Wire have a new mini-LP coming soon with the intriguing title: Nocturnal Koreans. Here is a taster track and very good it is too. Wire are getting close to their 40th anniversary, they have largely avoided becoming a punk nostalgia act which would have been lucrative for them – instead they make music they like, put it out and play it live (and indeed if you see them live most of the set will be new or relatively new stuff) –
I know Wire have a few fans here, they’ve just announced a new (eponymous) LP and this is the teaser track for it. Typical Wire track in that it’s very short, has no chorus or immediate hook, but oddly catchy. It’s a grower.