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Echobelly are set to return with their first new material and live dates in almost three years in the autumn, nme.com can reveal.

The band's last release was their 1997 album 'Lustra'. In the hiatus that followed, the band, which now consists of the core members vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan, drummer Andy Henderson and guitarist Glenn Johansson, have taken a break from the music industry and travelled the world.

A spokesperson for the band told nme.com they have spent a long time trekking in India, and spent the Millennium in the Himalayas.

The band have now parted company with Rhythm King, a subsidiary of Sony, and set up their own label, Fry Up.

Their first release on Fry Up will be the 'Digit EP', tentatively scheduled for release at the start of November. The EP will feature four tracks, 'Kali Yuga', 'Digit', 'Katmandu' and 'A Map Is Not The Territory'.

A spokesperson for the band added that there may be some live dates to accompany the release of the EP.

Echobelly are also due to start recording their new album under a working title of 'People Are Expensive', which will follow in early spring.

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