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DOUBLE GOOD MUSE!

And we've got full details of both...

The reformed THROWING MUSES have confirmed details of their comeback album - and singer KRISTIN HERSH will release her sixth solo album the same day.

Both 'Throwing Muses' and 'The Grotto' will be released on March 17 via 4AD.

The Muses record - the band's first since 1996's 'Limbo' - features the line-up of singer Kristin Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard Georges. Tanya Donelly, who quite the band after 1991's 'The Real Ramona' to form Belly, sings backing vocals on five tracks.

The full tracklisting is:

'Mercury'
'Pretty Or Not'
'Civil Disobedience'
'Pandora's Box'
'Status Quo'
'Speed And Sleep'
'Portia'
'SolarDip'
'Epiphany'
'Los Flamingos'
'Half Blast'
'Flying'

Donelly will not accompany the band on their forthcoming European tour.

The dates are:

Utrecht Tivoli (March 18)
Brussels Ancienne Belgique (March 19)
London Astoria (March 20)
Dublin Ambassador Theatre (March 22)
Glasgow QMU (March 23)

To buy tickets for the UK shows, click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

Kristin Hersh is aided on 'The Grotto' by violinist Andrew Bird and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb on piano.

The full tracklisting is:

'Sno Cat'
'Deep Wilson'
'Snake Oil'
'Vanishing Twin'
'SRB'
'Silver Sun'
'Vitamins V'
'Arnica Montana'
'Milk Street'
'Ether'

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