"Mandrill" is the first taster of the Depeche Mode co-founder's new EP, which will follow his 2015 instrumental album MG.

The track was written and produced by Gore, and was recorded at Electric Ladyboy in Santa Barbara, California earlier this year.

Gore says of his upcoming EP, "The first track I recorded had a sound that wasn’t human, it sounded primate-like. I decided to name it "Howler", after a monkey. Then, when it came time to name the EP, I remembered reading the book The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee. It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees."

Tracklist:

  1. Howler
  2. Mandrill
  3. Capuchin
  4. Vervet
  5. Howler’s End
"Mandrill" is out now. Martin Gore's The Third Chimpanzee EP will arrive via Mute on 29 January 2021, and is available to pre-order now.