Plus Seattle band to play one-off UK show in May

Fleet Foxes have called their second album ‘Helplessness Blues’ – and will release it on May 2.

The title track is streaming and is available to download free from the band’s website,

The album follows their self-titled 2008 debut and was co-produced by the band and Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Les Savy Fav). The artwork – illustrated by Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson – is pictured.

After touring the US and Europe, Fleet Foxes will play a one-off UK date at London‘s Hammersmith Apollo on May 31.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (February 4). To check the availability of Fleet Foxes tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.