Indoor Pets
Indoor Pets' debut album will be released on 8 March. Photo: Felicity Davies

Indoor Pets have announced that their debut album, Be Content, is set for release next year.

After years of single releases and two EPs back in 2015, the band confirmed the date of 8 March with the line: “We’re just as shocked as you are”.

The album announcement is accompanied by the release of a new track, Being Strange.

Be Content will be a mixture of new and previously released material, and will be issued on Wichita Recordings, the label they joined over the summer.

Prior to joining Wichita, the artist formerly known as Get Inuit had been one of the UK’s best unsigned bands, releasing material on East City Rockers, Alcopop! and guitarist James Simpson’s label Bon Nudity.

On the album, vocalist Jamie Glass told us: “Be Content is about growing up. The trials and tribulations of becoming comfortable in your own skin, dealing with unhealthy relationships with people and substances.

“Its overall theme is about finding how to just be content, rather than always seeking more.”

The track list for Be Content reveals that 7 of the 14 tracks, counting new single Being Strange, have already been released, including fan favourites Barbiturates and Pro Procrastinator. There’s also spots for recent single Hi, 2016 track Teriyaki, Mean Heart and the 001 EP’s Cutie Pie, I’m Bloated.

The tracks yet to be released are Thick, Spill (My Guts), Couch, Heavy Thoughts, The Mapping of Dandruff, Good Enough and album closer My Amnesiac.

Data on Last.fm indicates that several of the forthcoming tracks were recorded in some form over a year ago. It’s unclear if any the previously released material will be re-recorded or remixed for the album.

As well as announcing the album and releasing a new track, Indoor Pets have also just confirmed their first ever U.S. shows – in California and New York in January – and been revealed as one of the first fifty for The Great Escape 2019.

They’ve also announced a run of UK dates next April, including performances at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, Scala in London and Green Door Store in Brighton.

Indoor Pets 2019 UK Tour

April 9 – Moles – Bath, UK
April 10 – Liverpool Arts Club – Liverpool, UK
April 11 – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
April 12 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
April 14 – Think Tank? – Newcastle, UK
April 15 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
April 16 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
April 17 – Scala – London, UK
April 18 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, UK