The Pretenders have today revealed the brand-new video for their current single The Buzz, taken from their new album Hate For Sale, out 17 July via BMG. Pre-order the album here.
Made entirely under lockdown, the video was produced and directed by the band’s longtime collaborator John Minton, who has also worked with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Portishead and Savages previously.
Produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) Hate For Sale is The Pretenders’ eleventh studio album. It is the first album to be recorded with the now long-standing touring line-up of the group and the first to be written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne.
The Pretenders most recent album, 2016’s Alone was a critical success and a welcome return for the line-up, coming eight years after 2008’s Break Up The Concrete. The band supported Fleetwood Mac on their UK stadium tour in June 2019, which included two shows at Wembley Stadium.
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Hynde moved to England in the early ’70s, when she was in her twenties. British rock journalist Nick Kent helped her begin writing for New Musical Express; she wrote for the newspaper during the mid-’70s. She also worked in Malcolm McLaren’s SEX boutique before she began performing. After playing with Chris Spedding, she joined Jack Rabbit; she quickly left the band and formed the Berk Brothers.