Xiu Xiu will return in February with Forget, which might be their poppiest effort yet.

Produced by John Congleton (Sigur Rós, Franz Ferdinand, Angel Olsen), the art noise veterans reckon their new record represents their “most direct engagement with pop music to date, drawing on classic synth pop, early rock ‘n roll, and more avant-garde forms in equal measure”.

Judge for yourself with the lead single Wondering.

Xiu Xiu’s most recent album was the Record Store Day exclusive Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, a tribute to David Lynch’s iconic TV show.

Janet King