Leeds punk legends MEKONS are back with a new album and a UK tour. And they're celebrating with a brand new video.

'Lawrence Of California' is taken from the album Deserted, which follows on from last year's It Is Twice Blessed, for which the band reconvened their 1977 line-up under the guise of MEKONS 77.

Deserted was recorded, oddly enough, in the desert around to the town of Joshua Tree, California, where they also shot the accompanying video.

The album is set for release on Bloodshot in the US and Glitterbeat in Europe on 29 March and is available to pre-order here.

The band play four UK dates at the start of April - including shows in Brighton and London where they'll be joined by rejuvenated anarcho-punk legends HAGAR THE WOMB and INTERROBANG‽ - before heading round Europe. Full dates are...

2 April – Le Pub, Newport
3 April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
4 April – Patterns, Brighton
5 April – 100 Club, London
6 April – Cinetol, Amsterdam
7 April – Musik & Frieden, Berlin
8 April – Hafenklang, Hamburg
9 April – Alice, Copenhagen
10 April – Mousonturm, Frankfurt
11 April – Stadtwerkstatt, Linz
12 April – Chelsea, Vienna
13 April – Franz.K, Reutlingen
14 April - Franziskaner, Bad Salgau

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