Billboard.com reports Gang of Four is working on a new album with an eye for a self-release. The band’s original line-up reunited in 2005 and toured behind a rerecording of their earliest work. In the article, guitarist Andy Gill says the band was at first hesitant to record new material, but they ended up having so much fun playing together again, they started working in Gill’s studio. Drummer Hugo Burnham, however, is not participating due to unspecified health issues.
Gill describes the new material as more akin to Entertainment! and criticizes rock music in general for losing focus on the issues. "Rock ceded our voice to underground hip-hop, speaking out about social issues and American hegemony, but now even that’s gone," Gill said.