Knife Party has announced that they have a new EP coming out titled Trigger Warning and it will be released in the next six to eight weeks. That release date is very tentative given their propensity to miss deadlines, like what happened during the Abandon Ship album cycle. However the album did leak several weeks ahead of time, so those two factors might balance each other out.
Our new EP is titled "Trigger Warning". It will be out in the next 6-8 weeks! :D
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) July 24, 2015
Trigger Warning would be the first original material released since November 2014's Abandon Ship, which was the duo's debut artist album. Up until that point they had released three EPs, Haunted House, Rage Valley and 100% No Modern Talking. The duo of Gareth McGrillan and Rob Swire have been busily touring their new material over the past eight months but that has not stopped them from making new music.
The pair has been unveiling tracks this summer at various festival gigs including a collaboration with Rage Against The Machine frontman Tom Morello, which they premiered in Holland at Kingsday. Knife Party have not shared any other details about which tracks might appear on the EP, but judging by past projects, it will probably include four tracks.
The new music comes as Swire suffered a nasty scare when he completely lost hearing in his left ear, which he attributed to vaping and took some serious backlash on Twitter from "unpaid advocates" of the stuff. That apparently has not deterred Swire from continuing to make music and prepping the new EP, which should be out by the end of the summer.
Check out a few clips of new music that might end up on the EP below.
Oh yeah and despite whatever the blogs are saying, I do have my hearing back :D pic.twitter.com/6GGY7ybECg — Rob Swire (@rob_swire) July 7, 2015