Everybody's favourite Swedish punks Refused are back, and unlike last time (their reunion tour of 2012), this time they come bearing new music - their first in 17 years.
They've also announced their fourth album Freedom, which serves the unholy task of following up the legendary The Shape Of Punk To Come. The album has been produced with Nick Launay, who has previous worked with Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, and Nick Cave, while 'Elektra' and album track '366' were co-written and produced by Shellback. Said to be a long time fan of the band, Shellback is a Swedish pop superproducer whose song writing credits have spawned international hits for Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Usher and many more.
"Nothing has changed" cries singer Dennis Lyxzén, and thank god, because it means the band sound just as strong and angry as when they first left us.
Freedom is out on 30th June via Epitaph. Refused aren't dead. Refused are fucking alive.