The Streets unveils final album ‘Computers and Blues’ artwork, tracklist & UK tourdates


Following the Guardian‘s insightful interview with Mike “The Streets” Skinner last week – in which he explained that his next album Computers and Blues would be The Streets‘ last [“I don’t want to do The Streets anymore. I should have moved on a long time ago”] – the countdown has commenced on the British rap act’s fifth and final album.

Due for release on February 7th, Computers and Blues is “all about dancing and CHATTING SHIT,” Skinner proclaims on his official Streets website. “45 minutes of 130 bpm style straight spittin. one more banger. dancing music to drink tea to.

“The final Streets album (the fifth one) will be dark and futuristic. This could not be further from the album you’re about to hear, but it’s what is on my mind at the moment. I feel inspired by the synthesizer exhibition we just visited in Graz [Austria] after the gig we just did… It is a ravey album album that bludgeons you over the head with its stick of 1988 Romford, Blackpool and Philadelphia rock. It is an insane album.”

Out on February 7th via Atlantic Records, Computers and Blues is now available for pre-order via Play and HMV.

See below for official tracklist and full UK tourdates.

Computers and Blues Official Tracklist:

1. Outside Inside
2. Going Through Hell
3. Roof Of Your Car
4. Puzzled By People
5. Without A Blink
6. Blip On A Screen
7. Those That Don’t Know
8. Soldiers
9. We Can Never Be Friends
10. ABC
11. OMG
12. Trying To Kill M.E.
13. Trust Me
14. Lock The Locks

Computers and Blues UK Tour:

FEBRUARY 2011
Fri 18: Edinburgh Picture House [08444 999 990]
Sat 19: Glasgow O2 ABC [08444 999 990]
Sun 20: Lincoln Engine Shed [0844 888 8766]
Mon 21: Liverpool O2 Academy [0844 477 2000]
Wed 23: Oxford O2 Academy [0844 477 2000]
Thu 24: Leeds O2 Academy [0844 477 2000]
Fri 25: Birmingham O2 Academy [0844 477 2000]
Sat 26: Nottingham Rock City [0845 413 4444]
Mon 28: Norwich UEA [01603 508 050]

MARCH 2011
Tue 01: Bristol O2 Academy [0844 477 2000]
Thu 03: Manchester Academy [0161 832 1111]
Fri 04: Brighton Dome [01273 709 709]
Sat 05: London Brixton O2 Academy [0844 477 2000]