THE Beat frontman Dave Wakeling is gearing up for a homecoming gig in Birmingham.

Known the world over for a string of hit singles, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Save It For Later and Can't Get Used To Losing You, The Beat are back with a new album, tentatively titled Here We Go Love.

It’s an album that captures the best of The Beat’s signature traits – uplifting ska rhythms, infectious pop hooks and multi-cultural influences – while also adding fresh angles and a surfeit of Californian sunshine which reflects Wakeling’s adopted home in Los Angeles.

The band will be supported by Frantic Action and Ruder Than U when they perform at Birmingham's O2 Academy on September 15.

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