Fleet Foxes to release second album Helplessness Blues

Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes got together four years ago after meeting at school in Seattle

Seattle folk band Fleet Foxes have announced the release date for the follow-up to their 2008 debut album.

Helplessness Blues is out on 2 May and will be followed by a tour through North America and Europe.

The band will also play a concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 31 May with tickets going on sale at 9am this Friday (4 February).

The title track from the new album is also available to download free from the group's website.