Sleater-Kinney reunite for album, tour

 Sleater-Kinney, whose combination of snarling guitars and feminist politics made the band key to the riot grrrl movement, is reuniting for its first album in 10 years and a tour.

AFP| Updated: Oct 21, 2014, 03:13 AM IST

New York: Sleater-Kinney, whose combination of snarling guitars and feminist politics made the band key to the riot grrrl movement, is reuniting for its first album in 10 years and a tour.

The band on its website released a first track -- the hard guitar-driven "Bury Our Friends" -- from the album "No Cities to Love" which will go on sale on January 20.

Sleater-Kinney will then tour the United States and Europe for nearly two months starting on February 8 in Spokane, Washington.

Since Sleater-Kinney`s last album, "The Woods," in 2005, singer and guitarist Carrie Brownstein has found a new audience as the co-star of the show "Portlandia," an ironic look at hipsters in the US Pacific Northwest.

Sleater-Kinney, named for a road in Washington state where the band practiced, released its first, self-titled album in 1995 as Brownstein teamed up with fellow guitarist and singer Corin Tucker, who had also been also active in riot grrl bands.

The riot grrrl movement, which became active in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1990s, was generally considered to have started with the band Bikini Kill whose frontwoman Kathleen Hanna brought feminist themes to male-dominated hardcore punk.