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Richard Ayoade, the BAFTA-nominated film director (Submarine, The Double), actor (IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), TV presenter (Travel Man, The Crystal Maze) and comedian, has been a long-time fan of The Breeders.

As a young teen in 1990, Ayoade recalls travelling from his Ipswich home to London to buy the band’s first album Pod.  Today, nearly 30 years after making that journey, he has teamed up with his favourite band to create an eerie short story for their latest single, ‘Space Woman’.

Described by The Breeders’ Kim Deal as “a sci-fi thriller with the soul of [deceased fiction writer] Harlan Ellison,” Ayoade’s visual treatment depicts Deal in a spacesuit navigating a woodland landscape.  Shot on 35mm film and in one seamless take, she encounters fellow Breeders members Jim Macpherson, Josephine Wiggs and Kelley Deal in various states of trauma.

New album, ‘All Nerve’, featuring ‘Spacewoman’ is out now:

‘Space Woman’ is taken from The Breeder’s latest album All Nerve, their first album in a decade and their first in 25 years reuniting the iconic Last Splashline-up of the aforementioned Deal sisters, Wiggs and Macpherson. Also featuring the singles ‘Wait In The Car’, ‘All Nerve’ and ‘Nervous Mary’, It’s the band’s fifth studio album

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The Breeders perform Cannonball on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (22nd May 2018). Kim Deal emerges from the wreckage of alt-rock heroes the Pixies with her twin sister, Kelley, on guitar and a freewheeling, shaggyheaded, bighearted mess of a song. “Cannonball” was one of the weirdest radio hits of the Nineties – or any decade before it.The Breeders busted out an old favorite on Tuesday night’s episode of the live BBC late-night show Later…with Jools Holland with a performance of their 1993 breakthrough hit “Cannonball.” The Deal sisters and company also played “Wait in the Car,” the first single off of their fantastic  2018 album All Nerve.

Marvel at the extreme, head-on closeup of Kim Deal’sface as she sings, “I know you’re a real cuckoo” and that weird camera angle seemingly shot from under drummer Jim Macpherson’s seat.

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‘All Nerve’ – the first new album from The Breeders in a decade – reunites band members Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson, the lineup behind the iconic and platinum-selling record, ‘Last Splash’.
The quartet returned to the stage in 2013 to celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary and have been quietly working on new material since then.
Featuring the tracks ‘Wait In The Car’ and title track ‘All Nerve’, recording took place at Candyland, Dayton, Kentucky, with Mike Montgomery; Electrical Audio, Chicago, with Steve Albini and Greg Norman; and with Tom Rastikis at Fernwood Studios, Dayton, Ohio.
Artwork was conceived by Chris Bigg, who has worked with The Breeders since their first album, ‘Pod’. ‘All Nerve’ is released on CD and 180g black vinyl with digital download card. It’s also available to us pressed on 180g orange vinyl with alternate artwork and digital download code. Released via 4AD Records.

‘All Nerve’, the new album by The Breeders, will be released on March 2nd 2018 on 4AD Records.

The album is available on standard black vinyl, indie-exclusive orange vinyl (w/ alternative cover), CD and digital services. It is available to pre-order now. Bundle options are available from the band and 4AD, including the final ‘Wait In The Car’ 7” and t-shirts:

 Tracklist:
1.Nervous Mary
2.Wait In The Car
3.All Nerve
4.MetaGoth
5.Spacewoman
6.Walking With A Killer
7.Howl At The Summit
8.Archangel’s Thunderbird
9.Dawn: Making An Effort
10.Skinhead #2
11.Blues At The Acropolis
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They may have been away from the spotlight for a while, but the Breeders haven’t had their last splash. Today, the band released “Nervous Mary” It’s the third single from their upcoming album All Nervetheir first in a decade.

Following the release of “Wait in the Car” and the title track, “Nervous Mary” which opens the record, after nearly 30 years in the music business is only their fifth LP. Due out March 2nd via 4AD Records, the album features the same lineup as their seminal 1993 record Last Splash — which includes frontwoman Kim Deal, her twin sister Kelley on guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass and drummer Jim MacPherson. The group reconnected in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album with a series of shows.

Kim thought I hated her, and I thought she hated me,” for 15 years, Macpherson told the New York Times. The group has learned how to appreciate one another and get along, a big part of which was the Deal sisters finding sobriety.

“Nervous Mary” focuses on a central character who never gets what’s coming to her. “Nervous Mary had a nervous day/ Oxbow, strange glow/ She runs for the exit, but she never got away,” the Deals sing.

‘All Nerve’, the new album by The Breeders, will be released on March 2nd 2018 on 4AD Records:

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American alternative-rock heroes The Breeders have announced the details of their first new album in 10 years, “All Nerve”, out on March. 2nd,

The band’s classic lineup of Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson will return for their new album. The Breeders returned to the stage in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their LP, Last Splash, and have been working on new material since then. A 2018 album release was confirmed back in November.

Lead All Nerve single “Wait in the Car,” released back in October, is a vindictive alternative-punk track featuring The Breeders’ trademark bratty lead vocals and a “Teenage Kicks”-like guitar riff. “All Nerve” itself is a dynamic track that ping-pongs between subdued verses and crunching choruses.

Revisit “Wait in the Car” and check out venues for The Breeders’ world tour dates.

The Breeders have released two albums since the turn of the century, but their forthcoming record will be the first made with the lineup of Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim McPherson since 1993’s Last Splash. They recruited Steve Albini to help out recording drums on a few tracks, and the album promises to feature a contribution from Courtney Barnett, too. If last year’s raucous “Wait in the Car” is any indication of what to expect, it should be a good time.