The prog rockers return with a new EP and tour...

Oceansize are back with a new EP and tour, and have taken unlikely inspiration from Dido.

Set for release in October via Beggars Banquet, the five-track ‘Music For Nurses’ EP will be the band’s first new material since last year’s debut album ‘Effloresce’.

Singer/guitarist Michael Vennart told NME.COM about that title: “We were listening to something Dido was doing on telly and she was going on about how she’s now her own demographic and she doesn’t have to hand in any demos to the record company or anything. And I was like, ‘Fucking Dido, that’s music for fucking nurses, that is’. And then I remembered about when I used to work at the hospital and it was all they used to listen to, Dido and M People.”

The EP tracklisting is:

’One Out Of None’

’Paper Champion’

’Drag The ‘Nal’

’Dead Dogs An’ All Sorts’

’As The Smoke Clears’

As well as playing the Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary show in Dublin on September 22 (venue to be confirmed), the band tour the UK in September to support the release, dates as follows:

Leeds Joseph Well (October 14)

Manchester Academy 3 (15)

Newcastle Cluney (16)

Edinburgh Venue (18)

Aberdeen Kef (19)

Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (20)

Sheffield Fez Club (21)

Liverpool University (22)

Birmingham Academy 3 (24)

Southampton Joiners (25)

London Garage (26)

Bristol Fleece (27)

Cardiff Barfly (29)

Stoke Sugarmill (30)

For ticket availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

Meanwhile, the band play Pukkelpop festival in Belgium on August 21 and Lowlands festival in Holland the following day. A warm-up show takes place at Oldham Castle on August 19.