Fuzz-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid have announced that their debut album will be released on 28 April as their UK tour launches.  The run of dates sees them performing at Manchester’s Sound Control on 12 May and also includes four support slots with Brit Award nominated Michael Kiwanuka.

The album, Felt, will be preceded by a new single Leaving You Behind.

The four-piece are one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK, their inventive take on anthemic guitar-pop the product of intense writing and rehearsal sessions at the band’s practice space in Liverpool. Their five singles so far – ‘Vitamin C’, ‘Runaway’, ‘Pick Me Up’, ‘Make Believe’ and ‘We Used To Be In Love’ – have introduced a band full of creativity, who mix classic melodicism with a sonic adventurousness. ‘Felt’ was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios with Blossoms and The Coral producer Rich Turvey, London’s Konk Studios with Arcade Fire collaborator Craig Silvey and London’s Voltaire Studios with Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Wolf Alice).

The band have revealed that Felt is the timeline of a break-up from a relationship falling apart, dragging the listener through the rollercoaster of emotions experiencing during the end of a relationship and the beginning of another.

Clean Cut Kid perform at Manchester’s Sound Control on 12 May 2017.

Clean Cut Kid image courtesy Chuffmedia.com