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The Pigeon Detectives announce new album, Emergency

The Pigeon Detectives

Story by Jack Foley

THE Pigeon Detectives have confirmed that their sophomore album will be called Emergency and it will be released on May 26, 2008 – exactly two days shy of a year after their debut Wait For Me hit stores.

A single, This Is An Emergency, is released on May 12, which some fans may remember from their sell out dates last year.

The group, who recently opened the NME Awards Shows with a blistering headlining appearance at the Astoria, head out for a full UK tour in May which over 70,000 people have already snapped up tickets for.

The band – comprised of Matt Bowman (vocals), Ryan Wilson (guitar), Jimmi Naylor (drums), Oli Main (guitar) and Dave Best (bass) – recorded Emergency in Monnow Valley, Wales, with producer Stephen Street. It’s currently being mixed by Cenzo Townshend with whom they worked with on the last record.

Emergency could describe the last 12 months,” says lead singer Bowman. “It’s been fairly frantic, everything’s been going at breakneck speed between gigs and touring and festivals. I think we’ve definitely written a record rather than a number of songs to play live.”

The Pigeon Detectives turned down several (lucrative!) offers from other labels after the success of their first record – which produced four hit singles – in order to re-sign with Leeds label Dance To The Radio.