Listen to previously unreleased Wire demo of The 15th

A demo of previously unreleased Wire track The 15th has been released.

It’s been taken from the upcoming reissue of the band’s third album 154, which will arrive on Friday (May 18) along with Pink Flag from 1977 and Chairs Missing from 1978.

The trio of albums will be presented as special edition CD books, while the standard edition CD and LP will launch on July 6.

Listen to The 15th below.

All three albums will take centre stage at London’s Rough Trade East on Saturday (May 19) when there will be a free Q&A session and signing event which will start at 6.30pm. Doors open at 5.45pm, with a ‘first come, first in’ policy in place on the night.

The original lineup of vocalist and guitarist Colin Newman, bassist and vocalist Graham Lewis, drummer Robert Gotobed and guitarist Bruce Gilbert will be joined onstage by Jon Savage, Graham Duff and Jon Wozencroft.

A previously unheard version of the band’s French Film Blurred was released last month.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.