No, Dave and his merry men aren’t hanging out hoping for some artillery action, rather Waiting on a War is the title of their new single.

It’s the third to be plucked from their upcoming tenth album Medicine at Midnight, which is set to drop on February 5. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi on CD or vinyl.

The song is dedicated to Dave’s daughter Harper. Says the head Foo of the song: “As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war. I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980s and my proximity to the nation’s capital. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.

“Last fall, as I was driving my 11-year-old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realised that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote Waiting on a War that day.

“This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”

Here’s Waiting on a War: