One Drop is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn't matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country¦. - John Lydon
Public Image Ltd confirm their first new material in 20 years will begin with the EP 'One Drop' released for 'Record Store Day' on April 21st Followed by the album 'This Is PiL' on May 28th The new material will be released on the bands own label 'PiL Official' Public Image Ltd can confirm that a 4 track 'EP' entitled 'One Drop' is set to be released for 'Record Store Day' on April 21st, marking their first new material for 20 years.
The 4 track 'EP' is taken from the forthcoming album 'This Is PiL' released on May 28th. Both the new EP and album is self-funded by PiL and will be released on PiL's own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution. All the new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood's studio in the Cotswolds.
PiL were recently confirmed as special guests at BBC Radio 6 birthday celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London March 16th where they will be performing live, including some new tracks. With their show at The Brighton Concorde on August 16th sold out, a second date has been added at the venue on August 15th.
Lead track 'One Drop' from the EP of the same name was given an exclusive airing by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6 show last week.
1. One Drop
2. I Must Be Dreaming
3. The Room I Am In
4. Lollipop Opera