The Streets will return with a new single from their forthcoming album ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ next month.
The track, ‘When You Wasn’t Famous’, is released on March 27 prior to the band’s third album on April 10.
The song tells “the true story of (Mike) Skinner‘s pursuit of a celebrity girl that put him right back to square one of the dating game”.
Speaking about the album, Skinner recently told NME.COM: “It isn’t a narrative. But to be honest I don’t think I could write an album without feeling like there are plots going on. Actually this album is a true story. After ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ I was like, ‘What am I going to write about?’ I can’t moan I’ve got no money any more, but then it gradually dawned on me that my life is so crazy! You’d never believe some of the stuff that’s happened to me along the way in countries far away.”
The Streets are set to perform four dates in the UK later this week culminating in a ShockWaves NME Awards 2006 show at the London Astoria on February 18.
They will play:
Norwich UEA (February 15)
Sheffield Leadmill (16)
Bath Pavilion (17)
London Astoria (18)