The band's schedule is now as follows:
24 - Zenith - Paris, France
25 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
28 - Falkoner - Copenhagen, Denmark
29 - Hugenottenhalle - Frankfurt, Germany
1 - Brixton Academy - London, UK
Skunk Anansie vocalist Skin recently spoke with Greece-based Rock Overdose about the new album. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Rockoverdose.gr: What is the first feedback you get from Black Traffic?
Skin: "Surprisingly everyone loves how heavy and in-ya-face it is. A lot of people think it's our best album yet, promoters and fans alike, new songs have been going down exceptionally well, better than some of the classics."
Rockoverdose.gr: Many talked about a return to a heavy rock sound, was it intentional?
Skin: "We really wanted to do a big fat rock album because that's how we feel, and to be honest a big rock sound right now is sorely missed! We have a lot of influences, we love everything from techno to drum & bass but we don't want those influences to be so obvious when you listen to our music. We did a load of sampling of ourselves and in the way the album is constructed to us, it feels very electronic and tight, but we're a little tired of repetitive commercial Dubstep, and so went in the opposite direction, as we want our music to be timeless. It's still really important to us that our songs have melody."
Rockoverdose.gr: Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) loves you, though you implied in an interview that there are other artists that do so too but never express it on the media, why is that happening do you think?
Skin: "The underlying truth is we've never been up there with the cool kids, it's safe to say how much of an influence we've been on you to our face, but few artists have the balls to say it in an interview cos they're scared of not looking cool by biggin' up a band that the NME doesn't like. Lemmy doesn't give a flying fuck-wit what anyone thinks, he's one of the most honest people I've ever met and I've learnt that lesson from him. I am who I am and I speaketh the truth!"
Go to this location for the complete interview.