They started the year with an earth-shattering bang, and now everyone's favourite death-blues duo Wet Nuns are set to unleash both their debut album and head out on the road again with a UK headline tour this October.
2012 was a landmark year for Sheffield's 'favourite sons' that saw them win supporters across the board from the likes of BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Arctic Monkey's Matt Helders, The Independent, The Guardian, Q, Clash, NME, Kerrang!, XFM, as well as taking home the gong for 'Video of the Year' at the Artrocker Awards and performing at both Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The hell-raising pair showed no signs of slowing down earlier this year with the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP 'Broken Teeth', festival dates across the country, appearances at SXSW and New York Sound City, and the sold out success of their very own festival, the affectionately-titled Detestival.
Now the 'Gruesome Twosome' are back and better than ever with their trademark deep-fried brand of bone-churning riffs and ear-bursting drums as they prepare to travel the country preaching the gospel according to Wet Nuns (which admittedly mostly centres around 'women, death and beer').
Their hugely anticipated self-titled debut album, recorded with Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, The Kills), is also set to land this October.
After many weeks of negotiating and brainstorming, the following album titles were shelved; 'In Da House', Nashville Nostalgia, Happy Girthday, Flatcap Lumberjack and the Catflap Flapjacks, Huangpu River Dead Pigs, Spitbubble Cathedral, Vibed Cubed, Groovy Sauna, Greatest Wets, and finally Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
With none of those working out, Wet Nuns self-titled full-length album is due to be released on October 7th on their own label, Throng Of Nobs, on vinyl, CD and digital download.
A new single 'Only Sometimes' will also precede the debut album release this September.
Full dates for Wet Nuns UK tour are below and go on-sale from this Friday (26th July).
Ahead of the tour, you can also still catch Wet Nuns at the following festivals; 03-Aug Leopallooza; 04-Aug Y Not Festival; 11-Aug Boardmasters Festival; 18-Aug Beacons Festival; 14-Sept Southsea Festival
WET NUNS UK TOUR 2013;
03rd Oct - LONDON - Lexington
04th Oct - BIRMINGHAM - Victoria
05th Oct - LEEDS - Belgrave Music Hall
09th Oct - LIVERPOOL - East Village Arts Club
10th Oct - MANCHESTER - Now Wave at Deaf Institute (Supporting No Age)
11th Oct - CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
12th Oct - BRISTOL - Simple Things Festival
19th Oct - SHEFFIELD - Queens Social Club