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The Pigeon Detectives Return With Record And Tour

Formed in 2002, The Pigeon Detectives are Matt Bowman on lead vocals, Oliver Main and Ryan Wilson on guitars, Dave Best on Bass, and Jimmi Naylor on drums. Friends from school and having known one another since they were 12, the band enjoyed a meteoric rise starting in Leeds where they signed with Local label Dance To The Radio, and growing into the UK Music scene rapidly with their first record Wait for Me going on to sell over half a million records and resulting in headlines at London's Alexandra Palace and Leeds' Millennium Square arena.

Broken Glances is a more eclectic LP than previous albums and was recorded with Richard Formby; a producer associated with bands like Wild Beasts, Leftfield, Ghostpoet and Spaceman 3. Speaking about the move to work with a more leftfield producer-singer Matt Bowman says 'We wanted to work with someone that would challenge us in the studio and put us out of our comfort zone, not let us take any easy ways out with songs. Richard did this and made us change our approach completely from previous records. We ended up ditching a lot of tunes that had a sound that could have been on the first albums as a result.'

There is also a more reflective theme throughout Broken Glances, with the band having spent years touring songs from their youth they describe as “aspirational” they are now writing more about the experiences they've had and documenting where they've been. A theme that is apparent in album tracks like the brooding 'Postcards', the claustrophobic 'Wolves', and the sparse arrangement and raw lyrics of 'Falling in Love'. That's why these songs don't necessarily smack you straight in the face like previous albums.”

Tour: March 2017

2 Mar: Whelan's, Dublin

3 Mar: Limelight 2, Belfast

4 Mar: Electric Circus, Edinburgh

5 Mar: Stereo, Glasgow

7 Mar: The Leadmill, Sheffield

8 Mar: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

9 Mar: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

10 Mar: Sugarmill, Stoke

11 Mar: Gorilla, Manchester

13 Mar: Thekla, Bristol

14 Mar: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

15 Mar: Electric Ballroom, London

29 April:  Live at Leeds

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