Fans of summery classic pop, and anyone who bought the last Real Estate album are directed to Lightships, the new musical project from Teenage Fanclub stalwart Gerard Love.

The band have announced some gigs in support of their poptastic new 45 (yes, glorious 7” vinyl) “Sweetness In Her Spark” and the forthcoming album Electric Cables, which is released next Monday, April 2nd. The aforementioned track is fast becoming a contender for Vinyl District UK track of the year.

The single is backed by a cover of “Do Your Thing,” written by avant-garde composer, instrument inventor, and famous Viking enthusiast Moondog.

Meanwhile, the band will be performing their first ever shows at the beginning of May, playing shows at Glasgow’s CCA on Friday the 4th and The Lexington in London on Tuesday the 8th.

Lightships are Dave McGowan (guitar, Teenage Fanclub), Brendan O’Hare (drums, from the first incarnation of Teenage Fanclub), Tom Crossley (flute, International Airport and The Pastels), Jim McCulloch (clarinet) and Bob Kildea (bass, Belle & Sebastian).

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