The band will perform 10 European dates next year.
Belgian rave overlords Soulwax have released their first new track in 11 years, ‘Transient Program for Drums and Machinery’.
The band – formed of brothers David and Stephen Dewaele and a shifting cast of other musicians – haven’t released any proper new music since 2005’s seminal Nite Versions album, which inspired a generation of indie kids to start clubbing.
‘Transient Program for Drums and Machinery’ can be downloaded for free at the band’s website, and precedes a European tour in 2017 that visits Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK across March and April.
The touring band will include seven members including original band member Stefaan Van Leuven on bass guitar and synth, three drummers and MIXHELL’s Laima Leyton on synth and backing vocals. A press release describes the live setup as “a micro version of their DEEWEE studio.”
While Soulwax has been largely on the backburner over the past few years, the Dewaele brothers continue to tour as 2ManyDJs and as part of the Despacio soundsystem with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.
Though a press release states that ‘Transient Program’ is Soulwax’s first new material since 2005, David and Stephen Dewaele released a single called ‘Heaven Scent’ featuring Chloe Sevigny earlier this year. The Dewaele brothers also created the soundtrack for the 2016 movie Belgica.
Mar 30 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
Mar 31 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Apr 01 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
Apr 03 – Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre
Apr 04 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
Apr 05 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal
Apr 07 – Lille, France @ L’Aeronef
Apr 08 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Apr 09 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
Apr 11 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique