Californian duo Girls are to spend next month converting the UK masses to their wondrous brand of summery yet dark pop rock.

We like them a lot.We reckon they’re a modern Beach Boys, with twinges of fellow loved-by-TMM bands the XX and the Big Pink. In short – pretty bloody brilliant.

Those tour dates in full:

09 Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
10 Liverpool, Korova
11 Manchester, Night & Day
13 Glasgow, Captain’s Rest
14 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
15 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 Bristol, The Cooler
17 Birmingham, Academy 3
19 Brighton, The Albert
20 London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
21 Tunbridge Wells, Forum
23 Cardiff, SWN Festival

Tickets are from here and are just six of your English pounds for the non-London dates. £6! That’s a bargain if ever there was one. See you down the front.

The band also play the Lexington in that London town next Monday (21 September) with an instore at the Rough Trade East shop the following day. You’ll be able to buy the band’s tremendous debut record Album a week before release at the Rough Trade East show. To whet your appetite, you can watch the video for their stonking single Lust for Life here.

This article was written for TMM.