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'Mud, Blood & Beer' New Bad Shepherds album

The Bad Shepherds release their third album on 19 August 2013 and have announced a UK tour for November and December. The new album is entitled 'Mud, Blood & Beer' and is the first to feature some of their own material. The band is a trio of Ade Edmondson, Troy Donockley and Andy Dinan - the self penned title track is a homage to all the festivals the band have performed at.

Featuring re-workings of classics such as Madness' Our House, The Jam's Going Underground and a fabulous rendition of No More Heroes by The Stranglers, the album continues their winning style of classic punk and indie songs in a folk style.

Edmondson says "We've been together for 5 years now. I think we get better every year. I'm embarrassed by our first album now - we're much better than that. This is our third album and is the first to include our own material. We're obviously known for our radical rearrangements of other people's songs, but now we've tasted the forbidden fruit we realise that we are indeed naked... and we like it."

The Bad Shepherds will also embark on an extensive UK tour this winter to promote the album release, and will be supported on all dates by husband and wife folk duo, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou.

UK tour dates 2013

Wed 13   Gateshead    The Sage 
Thu 14     Glasgow    O2 ABC
Fri 15    Sale     The Waterside 
Sat 16    Liverpool    O2 Academy 2
Sun 17     Leeds     City Varieties 
Wed 20     Bath     Komedia 
Thu 21     Birmingham    Town Hall
Fri 22     Exeter     Phoenix
Sat 23     Falmouth    Pavilions 
Sun 24     Southampton    Brook   
Wed 27     Cardiff     The Globe 
Thu 28     Gloucester    Guildhall
Fri 29     Corby     Corby Cube  
Sat 30     Farnham    Maltings

Sun 1     Brighton    Concorde 2 
Wed 4     Colchester    Arts Centre  
Thu 5     Nottingham Rescue Rooms 
Fri 6     Holmfirth Picturedrome 
Sat 7    Clitheroe    The Grand  
Sun 8    Pocklington    Arts Centre

Wed 11    Folkestone    Quarterhouse  
Thu 12     Oxford     O2 Academy 2  
Fri 13     Cambridge    The Junction 
Sat 14     London    O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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