Through all the buzz surrounding the new documentary adaptation of Lizzy Goodman’s 2017 gossip compilation Meet Me in the Bathroom, one question has likely been on most the minds of most readers/viewers: Whatever happened to Yeah Yeah Yeahs? While their peers in groups like The Strokes and Interpol have remained active since their early-’00s come-up, artists such as The Walkmen and The Moldy Peaches officially called it quits (more or less), and LCD Soundsystem has, uh, done both (to say nothing of the front people from this scene who have quietly pivoted to acting careers), there’s been little word on the YYYs front since returning to the festival stage in 2017 with a vague “watch this space” message circulating with news of those shows.
Well, today the trio has once again announced a brief series of live shows, along with another message indicating new music is on the way. “OK UK! We are coming to lend our light to dark ages and holy shit are we ready to play our hearts out for you!!” the band shared this morning. “Yeah it's been 9 years since we’ve graced your club stages! Yeah we’ve got some tunes so fresh and so NEW to try out on you! Yeah the bill is so MAJOR with Dry Cleaning and Anika in London and English Teacher in Manchester. Dress up! Make a night of it! Support your fave band that you may have seen debut at Brixton back in ’02!! Yeah let's not wait another decade to see each other again! CANNOT WAIT! They don’t love ya like we do!! Luv YYYs”
With no additional details, we’ll have to wait and see what this whole “so fresh and so NEW” business is all about. In the meantime, find the flier for those UK dates below.