Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend as they announce small London shows

"It’s about to get pretty busy," the band told fans last week

Vampire Weekend have released two new songs and announced the release date for their new album as well as a trio of London shows.

The band shared the first two tracks from the band’s upcoming fourth album ‘Father Of The Bride’ in January. At the time, they promised a regular release of singles leading up to the record.

Now, the four-piece have shared ‘Sunflower’, which features The Internet’s Steve Lacy, and ‘Big Blue’. The band have confirmed ‘Big Blue’ was one of the tracks played at a Lollapalooza after party in August. Listen to both below.

Sunflower / Big Blue

Sunflower / Big Blue, an album by Vampire Weekend on Spotify

Last week, the band revealed they had planned to share the songs before the end of February, but had been “convinced by intelligent people to wait a week to get some ducks in a row.”

‘Father Of The Bride’ has also been given a release date of May 3. UK fans will have the first opportunities to hear tracks from the record live later this month when the band play three small shows in London.

Vampire Weekend will play:

March 2019

21 – London, EartH
22 – London, Islington Assembly Hall (evening show)
23 – London, Islington Assembly Hall (morning show)

Fans who pre-order the new album will be given first access to tickets for the shows from 10am on March 13. They will then be released on general sale at 10am on March 14.

The shows follow the previous confirmation of a Dublin date set to take place this summer. The band will perform at Trinity College on July 1.

Last month, Vampire Weekend shared the colourful video for ‘Harmony Hall’. The clip was directed by Emmett Malloy, who had previously helmed videos for the band’s singles ‘Giving Up The Gun’ and ‘Holiday’.