Massive Attack is currently on tour with Young Fathers and are preparing to release an EP via old time collaborators, The Vinyl Factory. The EP is titled "Ritual Spirit". Songs which have been considered include Dead Editors, Ritual Spirit, Clock Forward, Voodoo in My Blood, He Needs Me and Take It There. Collaborations on the EP include Roots Manuva, Young Fathers, and as previously suggested - Tricky. No official word on when and if a full length album will be available.
Snippets of the tracks are available from Fantom iOS app. According to Mark Kavanagh, a journalist and DJ, it's out tomorrow, January 21th. While unlikely, as The Vinyl Factory is known to take pre-orders, his tweet has since been deleted.
Swedish publication Gaffa listed it as a 29th of January release. Then quickly removed the page.
So, is this out or not? I’m sad that this is the first time I have heard about it. Now portishead please!
@tarek Officially, no. As mentioned above, an online retailer accidentally shared it. A few days later, and it leaked.
Had this EP since Friday (Jan. 22nd) afternoon.