Platinum-selling Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back in the capital to play an intimate gig at The Borderline.
The northern indie rock outfit will play the Tottenham Court Road venue as part of a test run on their new material which will see them play eleven venues across the country.
Their fifth album is due for release in February 2017, with a new single ‘Lose Control’ set to be debuted on the tour. The record is said to be a more eclectic LP than previous albums and was recorded with Richard Formby; a producer associated with bands like indie crooners Wild Beasts, leftfield London vocalist Ghostpoet and ‘mind-expanding synth pioneers’ Spaceman 3.
Speaking about the move to work with a more leftfield producer-singer Matt Bowman says: “We wanted to work with someone that would challenge us in the studio and put us out of our comfort zone, not let us take any easy ways out with songs. Richard did this and made us change our approach completely from previous records. We ended up ditching a lot of tunes that had a sound that could have been on the first albums as a result.'”
First single ‘Lose Control’ is the most reminiscent of the previous Pigeon Detectives output but still stands alone next to the catalogue with a hypnotic guitar line and rumbling rhythm section leading into the typical earworm chorus line of ‘You love it when I lose control’. The single is released online on 30 September and comes with a small venue tour that sold out in days taking the band to intimate surroundings across the UK before heading out on a larger tour in 2017.
1 Oct: Southsea Festival, Portsmouth
2 Oct: The Face Bar, Reading
3 Oct: The Borderline, London
6 Oct: The Wardrobe, Leeds
7 Oct: Broadcast, Glasgow
8 Oct: Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
10 Oct: The Louisiana, Bristol
11 Oct: Arts Centre, Norwich
12 Oct: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
13 Oct: The Welly Club, Hull
14 Oct: Ku Bar, Stockton