The band, who reformed in 2007 after an eight-year hiatus, will play gigs this November in London and Oxford ahead of the Minehead ATP bash, which takes place on December 4-6.
Speaking to NME.COM about the gigs, drummer Jez Hindmarsh said the band want to give fans who couldn’t get tickets to their shows in 2008 another chance to see them live.
“We played the Scala last year and it was way over-sold, with loads of people outside the venue listening through the fire doors while we were on,” he explained. “So we really wanted to do another couple of London gigs for anyone who missed out, or was good enough to stand on the street in King’s Cross for a few hours last year!”
Hindmarsh added that the band are also looking forward to playing ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, not least because it will give them the chance to catch up with old friends Primal Scream, who are also on the bill.
“We wanted to do it because pretty much every band or artist we’ve been compared to for the past 25-odd years is playing there, so we wanted to get up and do our stuff too,” he said. “The Primals are playing as well, and they’re great people – as well as being one serious motherfucker of a live band! So it’ll be lovely to catch up with them over a small shandy or something.”
Oxford O2 Academy (November 26)
London ICA (27)
London Relentless Garage (28)