Modern English Announce New LP ‘1 2 3 4’, Air “Long In The Tooth”

Modern English Announce New LP '1 2 3 4', Air "Long In The Tooth"

British new wave/post-punk band Modern English have announced the release of their long-awaited new album ‘1 2 3 4‘, and have aired the lead single “Long in the Tooth“.

Produced by Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails), 1 2 3 4’s aim is to capture the energy and spirit of the band’s live show and hark back to the sounds, raw energy, and post-punk passion of its Mesh & Lace days. With a touch of subtle themes lifted from After the Snow (1982) and Ricochet Days (1984) that include the environment, aging, failed relationships, love and more, the new collection finds the legendary band delving into nostalgia but, as always, exploring new creative territory.

Lead single “Long in the Tooth“, is a guitar-driven, post-punk ripper reminiscent of its early, Mesh & Lace era and represents the band’s first new offering since 2016’s Take Me To The Trees

Commenting on the track, frontman Robbie Grey said:

“Modern English and its journey, both musical and personal, has spread over 40+ years, and ‘Long in the Tooth’ is a song about this part of that journey
. As we have reached out into the world and all its changes over all those years, it’s a meditation of getting older in a world that still spins in a chaotic and always interesting way.”

Get the song here and take a listen below.

Modern English are also currently making headline appearances across the U.S., hitting the east coast and parts of the south through September 30 when the band will perform at Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, VA. Full dates below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

15 – Hamden, CT — Space Ballroom
16 – Greenfield, MA — Hawks & Reed
17 – Boston, MA — Sonia
20 – Richmond, VA — Canal Room
22 – Greenville, SC — The Radio Room
23 – Atlanta, GA — The Earl
24 – Nashville, TN — 3rd and Lindsley
27 – Athens, GA — 40 Watt
29 – Smithfield, NC — Paul A Johnson
30 – Virginia Beach, VA — Neptune Festival

Photo Credit: Sheva Kafai