In aid of War Child

Massive Attack are set to release their new EP 'Atlas Air' later this year in aid of War Child.

With the release of last year's album 'Heligoland' Massive Attack put more than a decade of chaos behind them. Line up changes led to an extensive hiatus, before sessions finally got under way.

A superb return, it demonstrated how the band's trip hop template could fit into a more modern musical landscape. Since then, Massive Attack have rarely stopped and are now preparing to complete a new EP.

Titled 'Atlas Air' the EP is set to be released to mark the 15th anniversary of the iconic 'HELP' album. Released to aid War Child, the album contained exclusive material from Radiohead, The Stone Roses and of course Massive Attack.

The Bristol trip hop dons are set to re-visit this collaboration on a new EP. 'Atlas Air' is the final track on 'Heligoland' and forms the crux of the new release, lingering alongside new material and some crafty remixes.

One time DFA head honcho Tim Goldsworthy delivers a spell-binding remix, while renowned filmmaker Edouard Salier has crafted a short film. Meanwhile Massive Attack have added new track 'Redlight' to the forthcoming EP, while new Warp producer Clark has supplied a remix.

Massive Attack aim to keep things special by making the new EP a strictly limited edition release. Only 1000 copies will be pressed, with the Bristol group releasing the EP on 12 inch vinyl.

Robert Del Naja has crafted the cover, while The Vinyl Factory has taken care of the design. Meanwhile, Massive Attack are gearing up for a special show to toast the achievements of War Child.

Taking place in London, the band will again team up with the charity and are planning to invite some special guests along for the party.

Robert Del Naja explains: “The initial pitch to support War Child and ‘Help’ wasn’t difficult: children are the innocent victims of war. We were quick to get involved. What’s so great about War Child is they continue to make great albums and events. It wasn’t a one-off, it’s an ongoing project and that can have an effect long-term.”

'Atlas Air' EP is due to be released in November.

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