The Pigeon Detectives return with “reflective” fifth album ‘Broken Glances’ and 2017 UK tour

It's been three years since their last effort, 'We Met At Sea'

The Pigeon Detectives have announced the release of their fifth album ‘Broken Glanceson February 24, as well as a run of UK tour dates in March 2017.

It’s been three years since the Leeds five-piece, who rose to fame in 2007 with their debut album ‘Wait For Me’, last released an LP – 2013’s ‘We Met At Sea’.

Promising a “contemplative, more eclectic” LP than previous albums, ‘Broken Glances’ sees the band return to Leeds label Dance to the Radio after ‘We Met At Sea’ was released on Cooking Vinyl Records. Recorded with Richard Formby, who has previously worked with the likes of Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet and Spaceman 3, ‘Broken Glances’ is set to be the Detectives’ most “reflective” album yet.


Frontman Matt Bowman said: “On this album we felt we owed it to [our fans] to deliver something real that documents the journey we’ve all been on together. If you listen hard enough and take some time over the record, you’ll realise it’s an ode to everyone that’s ever bought an album or turned up to a show.”

See the full tracklist for ‘Broken Glances’ below.

  1. Wolves
  2. Lose Control
  3. Munro
  4. Enemy Lines
  5. Sounding the Alarm
  6. Falling in Love
  7. A Little Bit Alone
  8. Stay With Me
  9. Postcards
  10. Change My World

Listen to lead single, ‘Lose Control’, below.

The band will play a full 13-date UK tour this spring, starting in Dublin on March 2 and concluding on April 29 in their hometown at Live at Leeds. See their schedule below.

March 2 – Whelan’s, Dublin
March 3 – Limelight 2, Belfast
March 4 – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
March 5 – Stereo, Glasgow
March 7 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
March 8 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
March 9 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

March 10 – Sugarmill, Stoke
March 11 – Gorilla, Manchester

March 13 – Thekla, Bristol
March 14 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
March 15 – Electric Ballroom, London
April 29 – Live at Leeds, Leeds