Manchester band The Slow Show will release their epic new single Dresden on December 15.

The track is taken from White Water, the newcomers’ debut album which is set to be released in March next year.

It is inspired by the time that the five-piece recently spent in the German city while on tour.

The Slow Show formed in 2010, and were picked by BBC Introducing to support Elbow at a Radio 2 concert held at Manchester Cathedral.

The band, led by lead singer Rob Goodwin, were then noticed by a European agent who booked gigs in Dresden and Zurich, despite playing few gigs in their own city.

Rob said the band decided to take time over the album for financial as well as musical reasons.

He said: “Every time we wanted a string section, we had to save up.”

The album will be released through Haldern Pop Recordings, run by the team behind the Haldern Pop Festival in Germany, and was recorded at Blueprint Studios in Manchester, which is used by Elbow.

To mark the single release, the band will play at The Lexington in London on Tuesday, December 16.

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