The Raconteurs cover Bowie staple on new single

The band issue one of their live favourites

The Raconteurs are to release a new single at the end of July.

‘Hands’, the follow-up to Top Five hit ‘Steady, As She Goes’, is released on July 31.

The B-sides include the band’s cover version of live favourite ‘It Ain’t Easy’, made famous by David Bowie (recorded for the Dermot O’Leary Show on BBC Radio 2) ‘Intimate Secretary’ and ‘The Zane Rendition’, (a combination of ‘Store Bought Bones’ and ‘The Bane Rendition’), recorded for the Zane Lowe show on BBC Radio 1.

The package will also be another version of ‘Hands’ recorded live for the John Kennedy Xposure XFM Session.

The Raconteurs played London‘s Hyde Park last week at the 02 Wireless Festival, and return to play the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals over the wekeend of August 25-27.