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The Pigeon Detectives Announce New Album 'We Met At Sea'

Monday, 04 February 2013 Written by Jon Stickler
The Pigeon Detectives Announce New Album 'We Met At Sea'

Having sold over 500,000 albums, Leeds five-piece The Pigeon Detectives are back with the first album in 2 years, ‘We Met At Sea’ released 29th April 2013 via Cooking Vinyl records.

Image“We’re a live band. That’s where we cut our teeth, that’s where we’re most comfortable, that’s where we have the most fun. That’s where we made our name.”

These are the words of The Pigeon Detectives singer Matt Bowman, speaking as his band have just completed the recording of their fourth album, ‘We Met At Sea’. Having already garnered a reputation as one of the most raucous, thrilling live acts in the UK – they have siphoned this rip-roar on-stage energy into their most honest, immediate album yet. This is not a ‘live album’. But it is their most alive...

“For the third album we almost went against our instincts at times,” Bowman concedes, speaking of 2011’s ‘Up Guards, And At ‘Em’, which followed their 2007 debut ‘Wait For Me’ and 2008’s ‘Emergency’ – both Top Five hits. “We reigned ourselves in. On this one we just wrote what came out, really natural, we didn’t force anything, and if something wasn’t good enough we just threw it away. Where possible, original live takes were used – there’s errors left in, it all adds character. It just made sense to us to write a record that will translate live and create a rock and roll atmosphere at our shows.”

Recorded in the band’s home city Leeds at Cottage Road Studios with producer Matt Peel and their sound engineer Andy Hawkins (Kaiser Chiefs, ¡Forward, Russia!, Hawk Eyes, Pulled Apart By Horses) – brought in to ensure the live energy was captured perfectly – ‘We Met At Sea’ sees The Pigeon Detectives abandon their polished indie-rock for something more plugged in, unpredictable and real.

'We Met At Sea' tracklisting is as follows:

1. Animal
2. I Won't Come Back
3. Hold Your Gaze
4. Light Me Up
5. Can't You Find Me
6. I Don't Mind
7. Day And Month
8. Unforgettable
9. No State To Drive
10. Where You Are

The Pigeon Detectives UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Thu April 25th 2013 - 53 Degrees, Preston
Fri April 26th 2013 - Whitehaven Civic Hall, Whitehaven
Sat April 27th 2013 - Leadmill, Sheffield
Sun April 28th 2013 - Sugarmill, Stoke
Tue April 30th 2013 - Waterfront, Norwich
Wed May 1st 2013 - Library, The Institute, Birmingham
Thu May 2nd 2013 - Empire, Middlesbrough
Fri May 3rd 2013 - Arches, Glasgow, Glasgow
Sat May 4th 2013 - Live At Leeds, Leeds
Mon May 6th 2013 - Junction, Cambridge
Tue May 7th 2013 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed May 8th 2013 - Thekla, Bristol
Thu May 9th 2013 - Dingwalls, London
Fri May 10th 2013 - Brighton Coalition, Brighton
Sat May 11th 2013 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

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