Texan trio Spoon are coming to the UK for three special dates in February 2010 with a brand new album, their 7th, in tow. The dates are Feb 14th at Glasgow's King Tuts, Feb 15th at Manchester's Academy 3 and Feb 16th at the Camden Ballroom, London.
Spoon have racked-up an impressive back catalogue since their formation in 1993, signing to Matador Records in 1995 and releasing the debut platter, "Telephono" to mixed reviews. They merged the brash energy of The Pixies with Post-Punk influences like the spiky Wire (the Harvest years) but failed to win over many critics at the time. They went 'major' in 1998 by inking a deal with Elektra, a short-lived and acrimonious relationship ending in the proverbial 'dumping' just a few months later. The only product of this venture was the "Series of Sneaks" album which was a mellower sounding set. However, commercial success came from an unlikely source. Teen shag-o-drama, "The OC", featured the 2002 song, "The Way We Get By", and gave the band added exposure as well as a Top 50 US album, "Gimme Fiction", in 2005. This year they contributed to the 4AD album compilation for AIDS, "Dark Was The Night", plus an EP single in the States, "Got Nuffin'". Their new album, "Transference",. gets a UK release on January 25th on Merge Records, their home of 10 years.
Tickets for the dates cost around £16 plus fee. The Glasgow date goes on sale later this week.