Having sold over 500,000 albums, Leeds five-piece The Pigeon Detectives are back with the first album in two years, ‘We Met At Sea’, released 29 April via Cooking Vinyl records. Recorded in the band’s home city Leeds at Cottage Road Studios with producer Matt Peel and their sound engineer Andy Hawkins, ‘We Met At Sea’, the band’s fourth album, sees The Pigeon Detectives abandon their polished indie-rock for something more plugged in, unpredictable and real.
“We’re a live band. That’s where we cut our teeth, that’s where we’re most comfortable, that’s where we have the most fun. That’s where we made our name,” says The Pigeon Detectives singer Matt Bowman. “For the third album we almost went against our instincts at times. We reigned ourselves in. On this one we just wrote what came out, really natural, we didn’t force anything, and if something wasn’t good enough we just threw it away. Where possible, original live takes were used – there’s errors left in, it all adds character. It just made sense to us to write a record that will translate live and create a rock and roll atmosphere at our shows.”
For full tracklisting and tour info, check: thepigeondetectives.com/