SHED SEVEN are to return to the live circuit to promote the release of their new album, ‘IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD’, their first since parting company with POLYDOR.

The album is to be released through indie label Artful, home to Clint Boon. Frontman Rick Witter told NME.COM that being dropped by the major label last year forced the group to take “a long hard look at ourselves and what we were doing,” but insisted it had made the group stronger.

The 11-song album was recorded at The Chapel, Lincolnshire, and new song titles include ‘Thinking Again’, ‘Step Inside Your Love’, ‘Laughter Lines’, ‘Cry For Help’, ‘Feathers’, ‘If The Music Don’t Move Yer’ and ‘Love Equals’.

The first single to be released from it will be ‘Cry For Help’, and B-sides are tipped to include The Who cover ‘The Seeker’, which the band played live at gigs last summer. No release date has as yet been announced.

The tour dates are:

Watford Colosseum (April 3)

Aylesbury Civic Hall (4)

Margate Winter Gardens (5)

Aldershot Princes Hall (7)

Kings Lynn Corn Exchange (8)

Southend Cliff Pavilion (9)

Dorking Halls (11)

Loughborough Town Hall (12)

Poole Arts Centre (13)

Preston Guildhall (15)

Whitehaven Civic Hall (16)

Halifax Victoria Theatre (17)

Morecambe Platform (19)

Stoke Victoria Hall (20)

Oldham Queen Elizabeth Hall (21)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (23)

Aberdeen Music Hall (24)

Glasgow QMU (25)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (27)

Leeds University (28)

Liverpool University (29)

Sheffield University (30)