LIVERPOOL band The Sonic Hearts are hoping to set pulses racing among gig goers when they head out on a UK tour.

The quintet will be performing gigs around the country between now and December, both as headliners and support acts to Amy MacDonald and Scouting For Girls.

The tour will see them at The Cockpit in Leeds tonight at a sold out gig with Amy. They will perform another sell-out slot with her at Manchester Academy 3 on October 20.

But fans can still grab tickets for their headline November 8 date at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge and their support dates with Scouting For Girls on November 19 at Manchester Academy 3, November 28 at Sheffield Leadmill and December 7 at The Cockpit.

The gigs come on top of what’s already been a jam-packed touring year for The Sonic Hearts.

Following the limited edition vinyl release of their single Hold On earlier this year, they have supported the likes of Air Traffic, Good Shoes and Tiny Dancers.

They are heading out on tour fresh from a five-week residency in London and Liverpool, in association with The Fly magazine.

While they’ve been working hard live, fans haven’t heard much released material from the band. But that will chance in early 2008, when they release their debut album. The album has been recorded at The Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire with producer Jim Lowe.

The idea has been to capture the live charisma, lush harmonies and melodies as well as showcasing the lyrical talent of frontman Sean Francis Butler.

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