Legendary Portlanders Wooden Shjips are set to release a new album on 25th May, their first in five years. The release of V. will be accompanied by a full UK tour, bringing their peaceful resistance to cities around the country, with mainland Europe dates to be added. V. is long awaited and is anticipated to be a record that will see the band acting in opposition to the dark vibes of contemporary American life in favour of an optimistic, bright mood.

To go with the announcement, they have released the track ‘Staring at the Sun’, a pleasing number which creates sun-lit soundscapes of happy times. It is exactly what you would expect from them and bodes well for the rest of the album.

10th Sept – London – Heaven [tickets]
11th Sept – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club [tickets]
12th Sept – Glasgow – St Luke’s [tickets]
13th Sept – Gateshead – The Sage [tickets]
14th Sept – Liverpool – Invisible Wind Factory [tickets]
15th Sept – Manchester – Gorilla [tickets]
16th Sept – Birmingham – Institute 2 [tickets]

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