Listen: Arcade Fire’s Will Butler streams debut solo album ‘Policy’ in full

​The record, out next week, is available to stream via Spotify.

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is streaming his debut solo album ‘Policy’ in full online.

The record, which is to be released via Merge on 10th March, is streaming now on Spotify.

Read an interview with Butler about the “sad, lonely, desperate vibe” of ‘Policy’, featured in the March issue of DIY, here.

The album was recorded in a week at New York’s Electric Lady studios, and Butler has cited the Violent Femmes as one of the record’s main influences, saying: “I love acts that tread the line between violence and humour…they have that same element of being unhinged, which makes room for people to be surprised.”

The Canadian has also announced a European tour to promote the record, which includes a night at London’s Scala on 22nd April.

View Will Butler’s European dates and listen to ‘Policy’ in full below.

13 Amsterdam, Melkweg
14 Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
15 Cologne, Luxor
16 Berlin, Frannz Club
18 Paris, La Maroquinerie
20 Glasgow, School of Art
21 Manchester, Deaf Institute
22 London, Scala
23 Birmingham, The Institute
25 Dublin, Whelans

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