YORK band The Howl & The Hum will follow up Saturday''s home-city headline set at the Fulford Arms's fifth anniversary grassroots music week with their biggest tour to date.

Among the 16 shows from January 17 to February 5 will be Yorkshire gigs at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on January 27 and Sheffield Leadmill on January 30, along with six Scottish shows and nights in Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham and London.

The York four-piece of Sam Griffiths, Bradley Blackwell, Conor Hirons and Jack Williams frame rich, cinematic songs with nuanced, lyrical songwriting in darkly elegant, intense guitar structures. In time for the tour, they are releasing Portrait II , a "long-awaited blockbuster sequel, wherein three of your four heroes return to make a lonely noise about not moving very far, very slowly". An eerie soundscape haunts this isolating story about your friends’ lives blossoming around your own.

Last summer , the band sold-out Camden Assemby Rooms and were added to the Radio X playlist as they played played a string of festivals, from Latitude, Citadel and The Great Escape to Live At Leeds, Standon Calling and the BBC Biggest Weekend.

In the autumn, they won the Outstanding Live Performance prize at the 2018 York Culture Awards and at present they are touring with Boy Azooga, last week playing a spellbinding set to a packed room at the Scala in London.

On the horizon is an appearance at Deer Shed Festival 10, on the Lodge Stage and Pallet Stage at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, on July 26.

For tickets for Saturday, go to thefulfordarms.bigcartel.com.