And it's set to be released later this year...

Polyphonic Spree have finished recording their second album and are set to release it later this year.

The twenty-four person pop ensemble plan to mix the follow-up to 2002’s ‘The Beginning Stages Of…The Polyphonic Spree’ next month.

Frontman Tim DeLaughter said the new album is more developed than the group’s debut.


“Sonically it’s the best thing I’ve ever been a part of, it’s pretty much hair-raising and it’s a really wonderful representation of Polyphonic Spree two-and-a-half-years later. There’s a story and theme that’s cohesive through the whole record, a lot of hope and aspirations of reaching more and making it through,” he told Rolling Stone.

The band are set to embark on their first full US tour this week, before heading off to play a series of European festival dates in the summer.

The band also play five UK dates during June and July.

The shows are at:

Manchester Academy (June 30)

Birmingham Academy (July 1)


Nottingham Rock City (July 2)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (July 3)

London Brixton Academy (July 4).

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They have been confirmed to play at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August, and are also rumoured to be playing at Glastonbury in June.

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Polyphonic Spree’s US tour dates are:

Vancouver Richard’s (April 17)

Seattle Graceland (18/19)

Portland Aladdin Theater (21)

Eugene Wow Hall (23)

San Francisco Great American Music Hall (24)

San Francisco Slim’s (25)

Indio Coachella Festival (27)

Manchester Bonnaroo Festival (May 14)