Julie Burchill, comedian Vic Reeves and Prime Minister Tony Blair supply sounds...

Sneaker Pimps release new single ‘Low Five’ on August 2 through Clean-Up Records, their first since singer Kelli Dayton left the band last summer.

The band’s new album, ‘Splinter’, will be released in the autumn, with Chris Corner on vocals. ‘Low Five’ will be backed by two new tracks and mixes from Todd Terry and Interfearance.

The Pimps are also launching a club night called ‘Home Taping’ at London SW1 ICA, where they will play tapes compiled by celebrities, starting on August 12. Stars lined up so far include columnist Julie Burchill, comedian Vic Reeves and Prime Minister Tony Blair.


Meanwhile, Sneaker Pimps have announced a UK tour, calling at

Bedford Esquires (August 1) Norwich Arts Centre (3) Manchester Roadhouse (6) Sheffield Leadmill (7) Edinburgh Venue (8) Bristol Fleece & Firkin (10) Hastings The Crypt (11) London SW1 ICA (12) V99 Festival at Staffordshire (21) and Chelmsford (22)

Tickets will be available from nme.com‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.