Following a recording hiatus that extended for nearly eight years upon Mike Skinner announcing that he was retiring The Streets moniker back in early 2011, the lauded UK outfit has rather unexpectedly returned in a substantial way. Since late December of last year, four new singles—“Burn Bridges, “Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies,” “If You Ever Need to Talk I'm Here,” and “You Are Not The Voice In Your Head”—have emerged, stoking rumors of a proper revival album on the horizon. Adding further fuel to the comeback fire, Skinner and crew launched a quick-to-sell-out tour a few nights ago in Berlin, which concludes with a three-night run at London’s Brixton Academy April 25th, 26th and 27th.
No formal news of a forthcoming sixth studio long player have materialized as of yet, but in the meantime, the group’s first two albums—2002’s Original Pirate Material and 2004’s A Grand Don’t Come for Free—have been reissued on vinyl much to our turntables’ (and ears’) delight. Upon their original releases, both LPs signaled Skinner’s distinctive sound and vision, a fresh and provocative mélange of garage, 2-step, and hip-hop that garnered widespread critical acclaim.
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