Band set to return to action in May

Delays have announced details of their fourth album and details of a UK tour for May and June.

The Southampton band will release the album, ‘Star Tiger, Star Ariel’, on June 21. A single, ‘Unsung’, will be released on June 14.

The album was recorded in Rockfield Studios in Monmouth. Frontman Greg Gilbert said: “The first album [2004’s ‘Faded Seaside Glamour’] sounded like the sun, the second album like a club, ‘Everything’s The Rush’ (released in 2008) was a festival, but this album sounds like roots beneath the city shaking the buildings at night. This record is about being lost, and the dream of being found. It is our most personal record, and, more than anything, is a soundscape for our home.”

The tracklisting of ‘Star Tiger, Star Ariel’ is:

‘Find A Home (New Forest Shaker)’
‘The Lost Estate’
‘Shanghaied’
‘Rhapsody’
‘May 45’
‘Hold Fire’
‘Unsung’
‘In Brilliant Sunshine’
‘Moment Gone’
‘Lakes Can Be Lethal’
‘Star Tiger, Star Ariel’

The band are giving away a song from the album, ‘Find A New Home’, as a free download from their official website, Thedelays.co.uk.

Delays will play:

Southampton Joiners (May 17)
York Duchess (18)
Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (19)
Dundee Doghouse (20)
Leicester Sumo (22)
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (23)
Stockton Arc (25)
Bristol Louisiana (28)
Coventry Kasbah (29)
Oxford Academy (30)
Nottingham Bodega (June 1)
London Water Rats (June 3, 4)
Hatfield Forum (5)
Norwich Arts Centre (7)
Cambridge Haymaker (8)

To check the availability of Delays tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.