'Jonathan David' is released on June 18...

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN have confirmed the release date of their new single, ‘JONATHAN DAVID’, for the UK.

The three-song EP will be released on June 18 through Jeepster, on CD, 12-inch and seven-inch formats.

The EP will feature new tracks ‘Jonathan David’, ‘Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It’ and ‘The Loneliness Of The Middle Distance Runner’.

The title track was given its first public airing at a low-key gig in support of Scottish Socialist Party candidate Arelene Nunnery in front of 160 people at a tiny show at Glasgow’s Nice N’ Sleazy bar earlier this month.

Matador records in the US had previously announced that it will be released on June 19 Stateside.

As previously announced, the band have confirmed a Scottish tour, calling at:

Dunoon Queens Hall (June 9)

Perth City Hall (10)

Dunfermline Carnegie Hall (11)

Aberdeen Music Hall (14)

Glasgow Barrowlands (15-16)

Tickets are priced £11.

To buy tickets, [url=]click here…, or call NME’s 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. All calls are charged at the national standard rate.

The band also appear at the Benicassim festival in southern Spain, which takes place on August 3 -5, and are expected to announce further UK dates.