NME.COM lets you know hen you can hear the first fruits of the former Kula Shaker frontman's solo career...

A brief clip of a forthcoming track by former KULA SHAKER frontman CRISPIAN MILLS has appeared for download on the Internet.

Forty-six seconds of ‘Anti-Material’, his first solo work since he split the band in 1999, has been posted [/a]

A single proper is slated for release through Columbia on February 26 and according to usually reliable fan ring [a], “odds on

favourite (it) is ‘Anti-Material'”. Mills is also said to have completed mastering his forthcoming album, though no release has yet been set.

A spokesperson for Mills could not be reached at press time.

Mills will head out on his first ever solo headline tour of the UK next week. the dates are as follows:

Glasgow, King Tuts (December 7)

Manchester, Hop & Grape (8)

Birmingham, Academy (9)

Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (11)

Leicester, Charlotte (12)

Bristol, Fleece & Firkin (13)

Leeds, Cockpit (15)

Sheffield, Leadmill (16)

Oxford, Zodiac (17)