So, what would do you do when you're bored with your band or it just implodes around you? Go solo, become a TV pundit or jump on the Celebrity Masterchef bandwagon and sauté some onions in redcurrant gravy? Fat chance of catching this pair doing that because, after a decade of hits between them, The Streets' Mike Skinner and The Music's Rob Harvey have, for the last year or so, been busy building an impressive catalogue of tunes in what appears to be a prolific and interesting partnership.
Head to the pair's website and immerse yourself in the reggae-flavoured riot-ridden rhythms of 'Been Searching', glue your ears to the shuffling 'What You Living For?' or the euphoria of 'Goes Off' and you'll hear the familiar trademarks of both men's previous distractions, a little bit hedonism, a little bit aware and a whole lot now. In fact, you can listen to most of the forthcoming album 'And That', due for public release in October. A single, 'You Never Asked', featuring Clare Maguire on vocals, is out a week before on the 8th.
As well as the tunes and the videos, there are also some tour dates in the offering, starting with London's XOYO on 15th October, followed by confirmed shows in Liverpool, Preston and Brighton with more on the way. It'll be Harvey on vocals at the front of the stage and Skinner on everything else - this isn't about Mike's rapping anymore, it's about the songs. Tickets for these shows will go on sale via us on Wednesday 5th September, priced from around £14.50 upwards.