Preview: The Courteeners at the O2 Guildhall, Southampton

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Indie rockers The Courteeners will visit Southampton on November 11th, supported by Clean Cut Kid, ahead of the release their fifth studio album Mapping the Rendezvous.

Following the release of the album’s closing track ‘The 17th’ the Mancunians continue to pursue a polished sound that knows its way around a synth board. They hit the big time back in 2008 with their debut album St Jude and gave the world of indie rock a bastion in ‘Not Nineteen Forever’.

The shades remain perched on Liam Fray alongside the drawl and swagger of 2014’s Concrete Love. The frontman now sports a beard and the four-piece soak up neon and boast a sound that should only be enjoyed in epic, live fashion. Just remember to keep your flares at home, lads. Unwanted pyrotechnics threatened to derail the 2014 tour of Concrete Love and even saw Liam Fray walk off stage in Brixton after the band had pleaded with fans to heed warnings that flare-wielders aren’t welcome. Health, safety and rock and roll.

With five albums to cherry pick expect a career spanning set list that charts their progression from the moppy haired hedonism of ‘Bide Your Time’ to the Morrissey-coiffed polish of ‘Summer’.

Tickets are available now from £30 available here.

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