The hotly-tipped Portugese/Scottish combo get down to serious business...

Hotly-tipped Portugese/Scottish combo THE PARKINSONS release their first single proper later this month – and the band will be going on their first headline UK tour to coincide with its’ release.

The ‘Streets Of London’ EP , released on August 26 through Fierce Panda, features three brand new songs, ‘Bedsit City’, ‘Somerstown’ and ‘Pill’. The single will be available on 7″ and CD.

The EP is the follow-up to the mini-album ‘A Long Way to Nowhere’ , which was released earlier this year to widespread acclaim.

The Parkinsons play the Carling Stage at the Carling Weekend, with slots at Reading on August 24 and Leeds on August 25. The band then head out on there first headline tour in September. The dates are as follows:

Colchester Arts Centre (September 12)

Gloucester Arts Centre (13)

Cardiff Barfly (14)

Southampton Joiners (15)

Chelmsford Army & Navy (16)

Liverpool Masque (18)

Leicester Princess Charlotte (19)

Birmingham Academy (20)

London Garage (21)

Middlesbrough Cornerhouse (24)

Edinburgh La Belle Angele (25)

Glasgow King Tuts (26)

Aberdeen Lava (27)

Newcastle University (28)

Bristol Fleece (30)

Leeds Cockpit (October 1)

Manchester Hop & Grape (2)

For tickets, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663, or [url=]click here.