Taken from the band’s forthcoming LP Damage and Joy.

The Jesus and Mary Chain haven’t penned a song in 18 years, largely due to their inability to get along, but a successful live tour helped the brothers to heal their wounds and now they have got back in the music-making saddle to record new material.

The Scottish indie legends premiered ‘Amputation’ on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show this afternoon – and it’s got the Mary Chain stamped all over it. As is to be expected, it’s cloaked in heavy reverb and contains more than one reference to “rock ‘n’ roll” – listen below.

The Jesus and Mary Chain first split in 1999 due to issues between Jim Reid and his brother, guitarist William Reid, but reunited in 2007 and released a live box set last year.

‘Amputation’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Damage and Joy – their first new LP since 1998’s Munki – which is out March 24.

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