Garbage’s Shirley Manson confirms work on new album is underway: “Musically I know we’ll never run out of ideas”

The new record will be their eighth studio album, and will follow on from 2021’s No Gods No Masters.


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Shirley Manson of Garbage has confirmed that the band are working on their eighth studio album in a new interview.

The rock quartet dropped their most recent release, Anthology, last November (2022), which hosted 35 songs as a compilation of their music from 2021’s No Gods No Masters, through to their self-titled debut from 1995.

Now, Manson has said on the Kyle Meredith With… podcast that the band has begun work on a new record. She stated (transcribed by MusicNews): “We started our eighth studio record a few weeks ago. We all still feel really excited when we get to make another record.

“I was so proud of No Gods No Masters and I still am. I knew when we finished it that this is really good, we’ve made something really, really good. To follow up that record is a bit of a conundrum in a way,” she continued.

“Musically I know we’ll never run out of ideas. We get into the studio together and we jam and melodies come out and scraps of lyrics come out at the same time.”

Manson went on to explain her process when it comes to bringing a new record to life, and discussed how she likes to truly delve into herself to get across what she wants to say lyrically: “I have a feeling in my gut of things that I want to talk about. Every time I do a record I’m like, ‘What is it you want to say? These are things you want to get off your chest before you die.’”

She concluded, “To get that out of your core is so thrilling. You feel like, ‘Wow, oh my God, I’ve really touched on something here that I’ve wanted to get off my chest for so long.’”

Listen to the full interview below:

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