Saturday, January 28, 2006


Throbbing Gristle are set to make their first new contribution to popular culture since they provided the name of the greyhound in an episode of Only When I Laugh. There's been no album from them for a quarter century, but Mute has confirmed they'll be back with Part Two in the middle of March. The release is slightly complicated by coming in five different versions - one standard, and four which come with a totemic gift made from copper, bone, wood or - excuse us if we purr just a little - rubber. They could probably have got an album out ten years earlier if they'd not been sourcing the free gifts.