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Shakespears Sister announce new EP ‘Ride Again’ out October

“When Siobhan and I wrote this track, we instantly knew it needed a male voice on there to really convey the full story. We’re huge fans of Richard Hawley and we were delighted he was up for duetting on the song.”

Shakespears Sister have announced their new EP, Ride Again, set for release on October 28. The band have also revealed their new single When She Finds You, featuring Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominee Richard Hawley. Speaking about the collaboration which received its first radio play on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show last night.

The accompanying video for When She Finds You is directed by long-time collaborator Sophie Muller. Sophie has made videos for Beyonce, Rihanna and The Strokes and also shot Shakespears Sister’s iconic videos for StayYou’re History and I Don’t Care, as well as recent single All The Queen’s Horses,which featured on the band’s top 20 album Singles Party, released in July.

The Ride Again EP features two other new tracks, Time To Say Goodbye andDangerous Game, as well as new mixes of All The Queen’s Horses and C U Next Tuesday, all released for the first time on vinyl. Shakespears Sister embark on the Shakespears Sister Ride Again tour this October and November, playing an extensive run of UK shows, including a night at The London Palladium on November 5.

The band’s debut album, 1989’s Sacred Heart was a top ten record and spawned their first hit single, You’re History, which also went top ten. Even greater success followed with a second album, Hormonally Yours, in 1992; amongst its hit singles I Don’t CareHello (Turn Your Radio On) and Stay, which remained at number one for eight weeks. The triumphs and accolades piled up: over a million albums sold, a Brit award for best video for ‘Stay’ and an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Collection of Songs for the band’s second album, 1992’s Hormonally Yours. The pair went onto headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury in 1992 and supported Prince at Celtic Park at Prince’s personal request.

London Records has newly reformed and is now part of The Because Group (home to Christine And The Queens and Metronomy).

UK tour dates:

31/10/19 –  Royal Concert Hall –  Nottingham

01/11/19 – New Theatre – Oxford

02/11/19 – Empire –  Liverpool

04/11/19 – City Hall – Sheffield

05/11/19 – Palladium – London

08/11/19 – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow

10/11/19 – The Sage – Gateshead

11/11/19 – Bridgewater Hall – Manchester

13/11/19 – Pavilion Theatre – Bournemouth

14/11/19 – The Forum – Bath

15/11/19 – Regent Theatre –  Ipswich

17/11/19 – Cliffs Pavilion – Southend

19/11/19 – Symphony Hall –  Birmingham

20/11/19 – Dome Concert Hall –  Brighton