The album was recorded at Cottage Road Studios with producer Matt Peel and their sound engineer Andy Hawkins (Kaiser Chiefs, ¡Forward, Russia!, Hawk Eyes, Pulled Apart By Horses).
Speaking about the record, vocalist Matt Bowman said: “On [We Met At Sea] 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.”
To accompany the release, the guys have announced a UK tour.
Bowman added: “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.”
The Pigeon Detectives Tour Dates:
Thursday, April 25 – 53 Degrees, Preston
Friday, April 26 – Civic Hall, Whitehaven
Saturday, April 27 – Leadmill, Sheffield
Sunday, April 28 – Sugarmill, Stoke
Tuesday, April 30 – Waterfront, Norwich
Wednesday, May 1 – Institute, Birmingham
Thursday, May 2 – Empire, Middlesbrough
Friday, May 3 – Arches, Glasgow
Saturday, May 4 – Live at Leeds
Monday, May 6 – Junction, Cambridge
Tuesday, May 7 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wednesday, May 8 – Thekla, Bristol
Thursday, May 9 – Dingwalls, London (SOLD OUT)
Friday, May 10 – Coalition, Brighton
Saturday, May 11 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth