The wait is finally over: Alexisonfire have released their first new song in nearly a decade, “Familiar Drugs.”
This is the first new music from the band following the announcement of their breakup in 2011 after 10 years together. They have since reunited and have been intermittently playing shows together since 2015, but fans have been anxiously awaiting new material.
In conjunction with the new track, the band have announced select headlining shows starting in June (see below), a special vinyl pressing of the single, which is available to pre-order today, and a live performance from Strombo in Toronto where they’ll be playing the new song for the first time that will be streaming on the band’s Facebook page starting at 8PM ET tonight (Feb. 15).
We spoke with vocalist George Pettit about the new song, how it started from a riff that was lost for nearly a decade and what its release means for the band’s future. Check out “Familiar Drugs” and the interview below: