Cerys Matthews back with new album

Follow-up to ‘Cockahoop’ revealed

Former Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews has revealed details of her forthcoming second solo album.

‘Never Said Goodbye’, the follow-up to 2003’s ‘Cockahoop’, is preceded by single ‘Open Roads’.

Matthews will also embark on her first UK tour for three years during July and August.

‘Never Said Goodbye’ was produced by White Stripes associate Stuart Sikes, Ben Elkins and Matthews herself.

The full tracklisting for the album is as follows:

‘Streets Of New York’

‘A Bird In The Hand’

‘Oxygen’

‘Open Roads’

‘The Endless Rain’

‘Blue Light Alarm’

‘Morning Sun’

‘Seed Song’

‘What Kind Of Man?’

‘Ruby’

‘Elen’

Matthews will also be playing the following UK dates:

Llangollen Town Hall (July 22)

Cardiff The Point (July 24)

London Scala (July 26)

Cambridge Folk Festival (July 29)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (August 4)

Cardiff Big Weekend Festival (August 6)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.