The Irish band warm up for the NME Awards tour...

THE THRILLS have announced details of their first UK tour.

The strongly tipped Irish band, who will also appear on the NME Awards Tour in 2003, play the following dates next month and in January:

Liverpool Bandwagon @ Barfly (December 4)

Nottingham The Social (5)

Bristol Louisiana (6)

Glasgow Barfly (8)

Wolverhampton Little Civic (9)

Leeds Cockpit (10)

Manchester Night And Day (11)

Southampton Joiners (January 21)

London Metro (22)

The band are currently recording their debut album in LA with Beck and Air producer Tony Hoffer. For tickets, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.