British pop group Elastica will emerge from a nearly three-year hiatus Aug. 23
with a six-song UK-only EP, Elastica EP. The record comes out just before the
band's appearances at the Leeds and Reading music festivals in England on Aug. 27
and 28, respectively. The EP features a home demo from recently departed co-founder
Donna Matthews titled "Nothing Stays the Same," as well as the tracks "Miami
Nice," "How We Wrote Elastica Man" and "KB," with vocals by the Fall's
Mark E. Smith. The band's long-awaited full-length follow-up to its 1995
eponymous debut is not expected until early next year.