Five years on from 2016's Strange Little Birds, Garbage has dramatically declared their return with seventh album No Gods, No Masters, set to drop June 11th. The album campaign exploded into action with the outspoken and incendiary 'The Men Who Rule The World' track with an accompanying Javi Miamor-directed video.
Shirley Manson's No Gods No Masters manifesto proclaims: "this is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins."
“It was our way of trying to make sense of how fucking nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in." - Shirley Manson
'The Men Who Rule The World' makes good on that promise both visually and lyrically, offering "a critique of the rise of capitalist short-sightedness, racism, sexism and misogyny across the world." The track is a forceful protest song and a clear statement of intent from a band that still believes in the power of dissent.
With shares and plaudits from Rolling Stone and NME to Kerrang! and Consequence of Sound, responses to the video's outspoken social commentary and striking graphics have been appropriately vociferous.
"This is not a song... THIS IS A F★CKING ANTHEM! ✊👊 Thank you, @garbage" - @KioshStar
Produced by Garbage and long-time collaborator Billy Bush, the album will be supported by UK tour dates with new wave legends Blondie in November 2021.
Over on the Official Garbage Store, the Deluxe CD version of No Gods No Masters features a bonus disc of covers of classic tracks, including David Bowie’s 'Starman' and 'Because the Night', written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. As well as the Deluxe CD, there's the stunning Neon Green Vinyl edition, standard CD albums and a new No Gods, No Masters t-shirt, all available to pre-order now.