SCOTS band Quiet as a Mouse are gearing up to release their debut album, Is It Funny When It Hurts?

The band will hit the road in celebration of the new record and will perform at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow on April 26, at Leith Depot in Edinburgh on April 27, and at The Old Blue Last in London on April 29.

Singer-songwriter Alex Moran told the Evening Times: “We are really excited to play The Hug & Pint as it will be our first time there. We have previously played King Tut’s and Broadcast in Glasgow; this time it will be cool to play in the West End, which is one of my favourite areas of the city.

"This show will be our first as a five-piece, having previously been a four-piece, as I’m moving to singing live, having previously sung and played guitar, and we have a new member Martin who has joined us on bass, replacing Eamon who has moved to guitar from bass.

“This re-jig of the line-up has added a lot of depth, subtly and power to the songs and live set. We can’t wait to get on stage and perform them live.”

The Edinburgh-based indie-alt band was formed in 2012 by Alex, Darren Irwin (lead guitar), Eamon Gilson (guitar), Martin Patrick (bass) and Graham Longbottom (drums).

The quintet have supported the likes of Hinds, The Big Moon, Palma Violets, The Orielles and Coasts. They have also garnered airplay support from Vic Galloway at BBC Radio Scotland and Jim Gellatly at Amazing Radio.

Is It Funny When It Hurts? – which drops on April 27 – was funded by Creative Scotland and produced by Kris Pohl (Idlewild) at Post Electric Studio in Leith.

Alex said: “I’m really proud and happy to be releasing our debut album. It was a massive achievement and financial help to gain Creative Scotland support for the recording of the album.

“We will be playing a mixture of songs from the debut album as well as a handful of songs from our earlier EP/single releases with one or two surprises also in store."

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