The Pigeon Detectives' new single, Lost, will be released on August 15th 2011, through the label 'Dance to the Radio'. It will be their second single from their third studio album 'Up, Guards And At 'Em!' that was recorded in New York with producer Justin Gerrish. This is the follow up single to 'Done In Secret' released in April.
The Pigeon Detectives formed in Leeds, West Yorkshire, in 2004, with the line-up: Matt Bowman (vocals), Oliver Main (guitar), Ryan Wilson (guitar), Dave Best (bass) and Jimmi Naylor (drums). Their debut album, 'Wait For Me' was recorded while the band toured with the Holloways and the Kaiser Chiefs; on its release in 2007, the album got to number 3 in the UK album charts and was certified platinum a year later, in June 2008.
Their second album, 'Emergency' - produced by Stephen Street, who has also produced for bands such as Babyshambles, Feeder and Blur - was leaked to P2P networks three weeks before its release at the end of May 2008. Upon its release, it reached number 5 in the album charts.
The Leeds based band have had support from well-known DJs such as Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. The band have also played the Reading and Leeds festivals on numerous occasions, as well as T in the Park; they also supported Dirty Pretty Things in 2006.
The Pigeon Detectives have also announced an autumn tour and several festival dates, with tickets going on sale on July 8th 2011. The dates are as follows:
30th - Northern Lights Festival, Aberdeen
27th - Reading Festival
28th - Leeds Festival
Sun 6th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Mon 7th - Hull, Tokyo
Tue 8th - Preston, 53 Degrees
Thu 10th - Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 11th - Sheffield, Leadmill
Sat 12th - Lincoln, Tokyo
Sun 13th - Leamington Spa, Assembly
Tue 15th - Birmingham, Academy 2
Thu 17th - London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 19th - Brighton, Concorde
Sun 20th - Southampton, Uni
Mon 21st - Bristol, Fleece
Thu 24th - Leeds, Academy
Fri 25th - Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
Sat 26th - Dundee, Fat Sams
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