Refused announce 2016 European tour

Refused 2015

Refused have confirmed a European tour for 2016.

The Swedish hardcore outfit will kick off proceedings in their hometown of Malmo on the 26th February, with the tour taking in five dates in the UK.

Anna von Hausswolff will play in support for the UK shows.

Say Refused: “We’re excited to finally be able to do a few more shows throughout the UK in the spring and have Anna von Hausswolff on the tour with us for these. See you soon.”

Tickets for the live dates are available via Refused’s official website. The band have teamed up with the MOAS charity, with fans who buy tickets through officialrefused.com having the opportunity to make a donation that Refused will then match.

Say Refused of the initiative: “Purchases made through officialrefused.com will have the option to make a donation to MOAS and we will match all donations.

“MOAS is dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing assistance to migrants who find themselves in distress while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe vessels.”

Refused will play:

Feb 26th: Malmo KB, Sweden
Feb 27th: Gothenburg West Coast Riot, Sweden
Mar 16th: Saarbrucken Garage, Germany
Mar 17th: Berlin Kesselhaud, Germany
Mar 18th: Vienna Arena, Austria
Mar 19th: Fribourg Fir-Son, Switzerland
Mar 20th: Cologne Stollwerck, Germany
Mar 22nd: Glasgow Garage, UK
Mar 23rd: Manchester Academy 2, UK
Mar 24th: Leeds Stylus, UK
Mar 25th: Brighton Concorde 2, UK
Mar 26th: Birmingham Library, UK
Mar 27th: Schijndel Passpop Festival, Netherland
Apr 08th: Umea Open, Sweden
Apr 09th: Umea Open, Sweden
Apr 20th: Stockholm Nobelberget, Sweden
Apr 21st: Huskvarna Teaterladen PF, Sweden
Apr 22nd: Karlstad Nojesfabriken, Sweden

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New music releases, 29th June 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week:

Refused Freedom cover
Freedom, Refused

Brother Sinner & The Whale, Kelly Joe Phelps
In Vaults, District 97
The Monsanto Years, Neil Young
Still, Richard Thompson
The Other Side Of Desire, Rickie Lee Jones
Venus, Joy Williams
Truancy: The Best Of Pete Townshend, Pete Townshend
The Sovereign Self, Trembling Bells
Holy War, Thy Art Is Murder
Inji, LA Priest
Delta Deep, Delta Deep
Everything Is Fine, Pixies
Order Shall Prevail, Jungle Rot
Eidos, Kingcrow
Sky Blue, Devin Townsend Project
Polaris/Elysium/Nemesis Collector’s Box Set, Stratovarius
Vivarium, Twin Atlantic
Disgusting, Beartooth
Transparency, Straight Line Stitch
Act 1/Colours In The Dark/Left In The Dark Collector’s Box Set, Tarja
Can’t Slow Down/Acoustique/Classics Collector’s Box Set, Foreigner

All of the above are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Refused stream new track ‘Françafrique’ ahead of new LP

Refused 2015 Promo shot

Swedish hardcore noiseniks Refused have shared another new track from their forthcoming album.

“Françafrique” is lifted from the reunited band’s new LP Freedom, scheduled for release on the 30th of June via Epitaph.

Refused worked on the album with renowned producer Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Nick Cave) except for the songs “Elektra” and “366”, which saw Shellback, the Swedish pop super-producer who has worked with Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Pink amongst others, on production and co-writing duties.

“It’s not a reunion anymore,” says Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén. “This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.”

“Nobody wanted us to fuck with the image of the band who makes a great album and splits up,” adds drummer David Sandström. “Nobody wanted us to dilute it. That actually provoked us.”

The full track list for Freedom is:

Refused Freedom cover01. “Elektra”
02. “Old Friends / New War”
03. “Dawkins Christ”
04. “Françafrique”
05. “Thought Is Blood”
06. “War On The Palaces”
07. “Destroy The Man”
08. “366”
09. “Servants Of Death”
10. “Useless Europeans”

You can listen to “Françafrique” via the stream below:

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