Scene News: The Pretenders – Announce Brand New Album Hate For Sale, Out July 17 via BMG

If it aint broke, don’t fix it” – Chrissie Hynde
“Wow, I just listened to your record – old school, I loved it! Songs short and sweet and some rock n roll at its finest” – John McEnroe to Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders are delighted to announce their brand new album Hate For Sale, is set for release on July 17 via BMG. 

The album is the first to be recorded with the now long-standing touring line-up of the group. 

The band have also shared the first two singles from the album The Buzz Hate For Sale

Listen to The Buzz here
pretenders.lnk.to/buzzPR 

Speaking about The Buzz, Chrissie Hynde said:
I think we all know that love affairs can take on the characteristics of drug addiction. It’s about that. Not mine of course – I’m never obsessive never obsessive never obsessive

Of Hate For Sale Chrissie says “We all love punk, so I think it would be fair to say that Hate For Sale, is our tribute to the punk band I considered the most musical of the genre, The Damned”.

Listen to Hate For Sale here
pretenders.lnk.to/salePR 
 
Produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) Hate For Sale is The Pretenders’ eleventh studio album and the first to be written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne. 

Speaking about writing with James for the first time, Chrissie added: “I wanted to write with him since day one. James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan, and The Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator’s dream come true”.

The Pretenders most recent album, 2016’s Alone was a critical success and a welcome return for the line-up, coming eight years after 2008’s Break Up The Concrete

The band supported Fleetwood Mac on their UK stadium tour in June 2019, which included two shows at Wembley Stadium.

Hate For Sale Tracklist
Hate For Sale
The Buzz
Lightning Man
Turf Accountant Daddy
You Can’t Hurt a Fool 
I Didn’t Know When To Stop
Maybe Love Is In NYC
Junkie Walk
Didn’t Want To Be This Lonely 
Crying in Public

The Pretenders new album Hate For Sale is released on July 17 via BMG and is available on CD and heavyweight 12 inch vinyl formats. 

Pre-order the album 
pretenders.lnk.to/HateForSalePR  

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