Scotland's most lovable jangle merchants play their first ever dates in the country - but first they'll play a low-key show in their native Glasgow...

TEENAGE FANCLUB are to play two gigs in GREECE, following a low-key GLASGOW date next weekend (February 24).

The band, who are in the process of firming up tour dates for April to coincide with the release of new single ‘Dumb Dumb Dumb’, the second track to be lifted from last October’s Top 40 album, ‘Howdy!’ album, their seventh full studio release.

The single is slated for release on April 16 through Sony.

A spokesperson said that the band are likely to play a couple of “small shows, possibly in London” around the time of its release before heading off on a tour of Europe in April, with dates to be announced shortly.

Before that, they play at Poptones club night in The Lighthouse, Glasgow on February 24, with the band’s former Creation label boss Alan McGee Djing.

The band then go to Greece for their first dates in the country, at Thessalonika on March 2 and “an old theatre” in Athens on March 3.