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Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have announced details of their new album.

The follow-up to 2002’s ‘Horse Of The Dog’ will be titled ‘The Royal Society’ and is released on October 11. It will be preceded by a new single, ‘Rise Of The Eagles’, on September 27.

The album was produced by Masters Of Reality legend Chris Goss, the man behind Josh Homme’s infamous Desert Sessions project.

The band play a loose string of dates in the run-up to the album release, ahead of a full-scale tour:

Essex Thurrock Festival (August 7)

London ICA (August 12)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (13) (under-18s only)

London Turnmills (25)

Carling Weekend Reading Festival (28)

Leeds Festival (29)

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