Low-key club dates kick off tonight, London residency in March...

Kula Shaker have announced four special showcase gigs around the UK at tiny venues holding a maximum of 400 people to premier new material from their forthcoming second album ‘Peasants, Pigs And Astronauts’, out on March 8.

The band, who kept the dates secret as long as possible, play Birmingham Foundry today (January 12), Liverpool Lomax (14), Manchester Roadhouse (15) and Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (16). Tickets for the shows are extremely limited; many have sold out after announcements on local radio.

Kula Shaker are also planning a four date residency at the London W1 100 Club on March 2, 3, 4 & 5.. Tickets for the London gigs are ‘ 12 from the credit card booking line 0171 734 8932.