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​808 State announce their first album in 17 years, 'Transmission Suite'

Fusing the sound of Manchester's modern and old school scenes

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 24 July 2019
​808 State announce their first album in 17 years, 'Transmission Suite'

Just a year after celebrating three decades in music with a UK Tour, Graham Massey and Andy Barker of 808 State have united once again for the new album' Transmission Suite' - a 15-track self-release scheduled for October 11.

It's the duo's first full studio album since the release of their beloved 'Output Transmission' album in 2002. Keeping in touch with their roots, 808 State recorded the new album in the Granada studios where they once performed live on television in 1989. Along with the '90s Detroit records that have always informed their style, 808 State cites the mixed sound of Manchester's modern and old-school club scene as their main source of influence.

"We're trying to make a future for other people to immerse themselves in," says Graham. "It feels a bit like an imaginary landscape. That's always been a big part of 808 State, when you go back through the music: these kinds of landscapes of futurism."

Watch the music video for the album's lead single 'Tokyo Tokyo' below.


01. Tokyo Tokyo
02. Skylon
03. Cannonball Waltz
04. The Ludwig Question
05. Huronic
06. Landau
07. Westland
08. Trinity
09. Ujala
10. Carbonade
11. Pulcenta
12. Angol Angol
13. Bushy Bushy
14. 13 13
15. Crab Claw

Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter

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