This article was published in 2013.

Having sold over half a million albums, The Pigeon Detectives have returned with their latest single - 'Animal' - which is taken from the band's fourth studio album due for release later in the year.

The single will be on-sale from Monday, 28th January and the song can be downloaded for free via

The band have also confirmed this week that they will be playing live as part of Live At Leeds 2013 on Saturday 4th May.

You can buy tickets for Live At Leeds 2013 via Leeds Gig Tickets.

Watch the video to 'Animal' below.

Describing the single, The Pigeon Detectives vocalist Matt Bowman said, "Animal is one of those songs that we knew would work well in front of a live audience as soon as we started writing it. It's an exciting tune with a raw sinister edge to it, but it still retains all the catchiness usually associated with The Pigeon Detectives. We all agreed it was the song to set our stall out with and the in your face guitars is a statement of intent."