The rather ace Stephen James Adams has recruited a new band to back his wearily tuneful songwriting. His first collaboration with the French Drops will see the light of day with an album Virtue Signals and tour at the beginning of May. The first song emerging from the album – Bad Apples – can be seen below. The album can be ordered from a number of places. The tour dates are largely round the north – we’ve already got our Sheffield ticket.

Wed 2 May – Manchester The Castle
Thur 3 May – Glasgow Hug & Pint
Fr 4 May – Newcastle Cluny 2
Sat 5 May – York The Basement
Sun 6 May – Halifax Grayston Unity Courtyard (afternoon)
Sun 6 May – Sheffield Shakespeares (evening)
Wed 16 May – London Boston Music Room