Wonderland cover star Debbie Harry, alongside Chris Stein and the rest of Blondie, have announced a pop-up in Camden to celebrate the release of their new album. “Pollinator”, due for release on 3rd May, is the iconic new wave group’s 11th studio album and boasts an impressive list of collaborators that embody punk variations old and new. Artists like Sia, Charlie XCX, Joan Jett and Johnny Marr feature along with Dev Hynes of Blood Orange who co-wrote the song “Long Time”, the video for which just landed today; it shows Blondie in their natural habitat, with Debbie Harry cruising around New York City in a yellow taxi.
Blondie pop-up shop
The band are still dropping bombshells.
The pop-up will be a chance for fans to get their hands on exclusive Blondie merchandise, including prints of the artwork by street artist/professional dissident Shepard Fairey; other exclusives include the 7″ vinyl of previously unreleased track “Tonight” co-written by Charlie XCX and recorded during the Magic Shop album sessions.
The pop-up will run from 29th April to 3rd May, coinciding with the band’s upcoming show at The Roundhouse, which sold out in just 30 minutes; an exhibition of photographs by Stein will be running alongside the shop. The photo exhibition attempts to create a behind the scenes experience, showing more intimate moments of the band’s evolution, from its beginning 40 years ago, maintaining their iconic status to the present day.
Pollinator is released May 3rd.