Nu-gazers announce live dates and second album

Engineers have announced their first live dates since November 2005.

The Wigan-based nu-gazers, whose epic self-titled debut album featured in NME’s albums of the year in 2005, will preview new material from their forthcoming second album at the following two dates:

Manchester Night & Day Café (May 14)

London The Legion (May 16)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

The two shows have been arranged by shoegaze institution Sonic Cathedral and support acts include The Lionheart Brothers, The Light Shines and Kyte. Guest DJ is Ulrich Schnauss.

Engineers have been hard at work on their second album with Sigur Rós producer Ken Thomas.

As yet no release date has been set for the album, but the band have posted three new tracks – ‘Clean Coloured Wire’ and ‘3 Fact Fader’ and ‘Helped By Science’ – on their MySpace page here.