The Streets have shared a new end-of-lockdown song “Who’s Got The Bag (21st June)” via Island Records and you can hear the celebratory track below.
As revellers across the nation prepare for the clubs to reopen, Mike Skinner delivers with his archetypal Streets wordsmithery: “FIRST IN THE ROOM, THIRSTING FROM NOON, HERBALIST FUMES, WHERE’S ME BALLOON?, CURSE OFF THE ZOOM, BURSTIN? WE BOOM, FIRST IN THE ROOM.”
Skinner says, “It’s been too long since I’ve been behind some decks, or on a stage, in a tour bus sleeping in a bunk. The moment we can do it we want to be the rave and we will. It’s also about hospitality, events and nightclubs not being able to take anymore. It’s a protest song, it’s saying, don’t change the date on us again! FIRST IN THE ROOM. 21 June.”
“Who’s Got The Bag (21st June)” is Skinner’s first Streets release since last July’s widely-acclaimed mixtape None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive, which featured collaborations with Tame Impala, IDLES and Ms Banks.
In addition, The Streets are set to headline the one-day MADE Festival in Sandwell Valley Country Park in July. The Birmingham event, which was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus crisis, is scheduled to take place at Sandwell Valley Country Park on Saturday, July 31.
With the government having set out its ‘roadmap’ to gradually lift all COVID restrictions by June 21, MADE organisers have confirmed that they’re pushing ahead with their 2021 edition. It comes after the likes of Reading & Leeds, Latitude and the Isle Of Wight Festival also announced their return for this summer.
Joining headliners The Streets at MADE 2021 will be Shy FX, JAY1, Greentea Peng, Dapz On The Map, Lady Sanity, Mayday, Vital, Joe Hunt and Sum Cellar.
Also booked to perform across the festival’s seven stages are Wilkinson, Culture Shock, Something Something, Traumatize, Sonny Fodera, Low Steppa, Eli Brown, Jess Bays, Fleur Shore, Ryan Nicholls, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Flava D, Bru-C, Sammy Virji, Artwork, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Ray Keith, Serial Killaz, Bryan Gee, Paradox City and Jack Gardner.
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive can be bought here.