The Stills return to the UK this month with their own headline shows, in between joining Kings Of Leon on their UK tour as the main support.
The Canadian pop-rockers release new album Without Feathers on Drowned In Sound Recordings - that’d be us, then – on June 4, with a single, ‘Destroyer’, released on May 14. It’s dead good, you can watch the video here.
The band will rush back from a Swindon support slot with ver Kings to play a special signing party for DiS at London Water Rats on April 14, their first gig in the capital for three years.
Recorded in their home town of Montreal - but not Of Montreal, that would just be stupid - the album features support from a cavalcade of canuck compatriots, including Metric's Emily Haines, Sam Roberts and various members of Broken Social Scene.
It has been memorably described by DiS resident idiot-savant Samuel Strang as "more sophomore" than their first album. Live dates:
14 Swindon Oasis
14 London Water Rats (headline show, doors 10pm; buy tickets)
15 Plymouth Pavillions
16 Blackpool Empress Ballroom
17 Leeds Cockpit (headline show)
18 London Hammersmith Apollo
19 Birmingham Academy
20 Manchester Apollo
21 Oxford Zodiac (headline show)
22 Newcastle Academy
23 Doncaster Dome
24 Glasgow Academy
25 Birmingham Bar Academy (headline show)