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The band will play 15 shows in the UK this spring

The Pigeon Detectives are set to release their brand new single, ‘Animal’, on January 28.

Scroll down to listen to the track, which is available as a free download from Thepigeondetectives.com now.

The single comes from the band’s fourth album. The follow-up to 2011’s ‘Up, Guards And At ‘Em!’, is set for release later in the year. Of the song ‘Animal’, frontman Matt Bowman says:

“Animal is one of those songs that we knew would work well in front of a live audience as soon as we started writing it. It’s an exciting tune with a raw sinister edge to it, but it still retains all the catchiness usually associated with The Pigeon Detectives. We all agreed it was the song to set our stall out with and the in your face guitars is a statement of intent.”

The band will be heading out on a full UK tour this spring, starting at Preston 53 Degrees on April 25 and finishing up the run of 15 shows at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on May11.

The Pigeon Detectives will play:

Preston 53 Degrees (April 25)
Whitehaven Civic Hall (26)
Sheffield Leadmill (27)
Stoke Sugarmill (28)
Norwich Waterfront (30)
Birmingham Institute (May 1)
Middlesbrough Empire (2)
Glasgow Arches (3)
Live at Leeds (4)
Cambridge Junction (6)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (7)
Bristol Thekla (8)
London, Dingwalls (9)
Brighton Coalition (10)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (11)

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