The Pretenders have today revealed their brand-new single Hate For Sale, following a radio premiere on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show this afternoon. The single is the title track from the band’s new album, out July 17 via BMG. Pre-order the album here.
Speaking about the track Chrissie Hynde said:
“We all love punk, so I think it would be fair to say that Hate for Sale, is our tribute to the punk band I considered the most musical of the genre, The Damned”.
Produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) Hate For Sale is The Pretenders’ eleventh studio album and the first to be written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne. Speaking about writing with James for the first time, Chrissie added:
“I wanted to write with him since day one. James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan, and The Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator’s dream come true”.
The Pretenders most recent album, 2016’s Alone was a critical success and a welcome return for the line-up, coming eight years after 2008’s Break Up The Concrete. The band supported Fleetwood Mac on their UK stadium tour in June 2019, which included two shows at Wembley Stadium.