As it turns out, the 2014 releases Cabinet of Curiosities, a new compilation LP, and We Are Time, a reissue of a 1980 compilation, were but the first few signals that more is to come from Bristol’s legendary the Pop Group. This winter, the band will drop Citizen Zombie, its first studio LP since 1980’s For How Much Longer Will We Tolerate Mass Murder?. The Pop Group’s hiatus, which began in 1981, was broken by a series of shows that began in 2010. With Citizen Zombie, the band shows that their comeback shows were not a one-off for nostalgia’s sake. Below you can stream “Mad Truth”, the latest track to be released off the album; the first was the title cut.
To get a hint at the Pop Group’s mood going into Citizen Zombie, one need only read the words it told PopMatters about “Mad Truth”: “As the one percent struggle to rule / they will not divide us / that is the MAD TRUTH. We are the Pop Group, from the boys whose heads exploded to the man who knew too much, we are legion.”
Citizen Zombie will be out on 23 February via Freaks R Us.