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Jack White has released a surprise new single called “Battle Cry“.

Aside from a few chants of “Hey!” at the start, the track is an instrumental – listen below.

It is unconfirmed as to whether this is a one-off single or a teaser for his third solo album. White is currently recording in Nashville, Tennessee.

Speaking to The New Yorker last month (March) for a rare profile feature, White revealed he has a private bowling alley in his house in which he keeps a bowling ball for Bob Dylan.

The New Yorker‘s Alec Wilkinson writes that “each dedicated ball has a name tag, and some of the balls are painted fancifully—Bob Dylan’s has a portrait of John Wayne.”

The piece also reveals a host of rare items that White owns, including Lead Belly’s New York City arrest record, James Brown‘s driving license from the ’80s and a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from June 1938, which includes Superman’s first published appearance.

The May 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Buckingham Nicks. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s interviews with Elastica, Mac DeMarco, John Lydon and Mike Love. We take a trip to Morocco – North African destination of The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix and more – and look back at the life of Laura Nyro. Our free CD collects great new tracks from Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan Band, Fairport Convention, Thundercat and more. The issue also features Wire on their best recorded work. Plus Future Islands, Lemon Twigs, Sleaford Mods, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, T.Rex, Cosey Fanni Tutti and more, plus 131 reviews

Uncut: the past, present and future of great music.