The release follows Black Francis' Shockwaves NME Awards shows

Pixies legend Black Francis to a release a new mini-album to follow with his forthcoming UK tour, which will include a trio of Shockwaves NME Awards shows.

‘Svn Fngrs’, out on March 3, is a seven-track record that was written, recorded and mixed in six days.

The tracklisting is:

‘The Seus’

‘Garbage Heap’

‘Half Man’

‘I Sent Away’

‘Seven Fingers’

‘The Tale of Lonesome Fetter’

‘When They Come To Murder Me’

The UK tour dates are at:

Glasgow Garage (February 10 – Shockwaves NME Awards Show)

Manchester Academy 2 (12 – Shockwaves NME Awards Show)

London KOKO (13 – Shockwaves NME Awards Show)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (14)

To check ticket availability for the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

To check ticket availability for the other date and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 are coming soon – and it’s time to have your say. Vote now by heading to NME.COM/awardsvote and you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in London on February 28.