Monday. It's Monday. It's the start of a new week. A new life. A new me. A new you!

And there's snowdrops rising from under the cedar tree. Spring is merely around the corner. I can hear the cockerel bringing in the dawn chorus.

And I can announce that the Sorry Kisses brand new album 'Keep Smiling' is now available for preorder!

How exciting! Apparently if you use your fingers to input information from a credit or debit card (doesn't have to be your own) into your computer and push a button or two, then on February 21st, one of the minions at Desert Mine Music will send you a sleek and shiny Sorry Kisses CD! DO IT HERE NOW!

With songs on it! Which is handy as the Sorry Kisses are all about songs. And music. If you don't believe me you should go their Bandcamp page and listen to these exclusive tracks from 'Keep Smiling'.

It seems that the Sorry Kisses have got music pouring out of their nostrils! And to prove this, they are even going to play them live.

Yes, Hayley Hutchinson and Sam Forrest will be travelling in their Sorrykissesmobile around the country in February and March playing a delicious acoustic selection of Sorry Kisses songs and choice cuts from their own solo albums, in support of the nation's favourite new poster boy Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

The dates on which they are doing this, are thus:

Wed 23rd Feb - Brudenell, Leeds

Thurs 24th Feb - An Outlet, Manchester

Fri 25th Feb - The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 26th Feb – Eden Court, Inverness

Sun 27th Feb - The Cluny, Newcastle

Mon 28th Feb - The Duchess, York

Tue 1st March – Fruit, Hull

Wed 2nd March – Yardbird, Birmingham

Thur 3rd March – Bodega, Nottingham

Fri 4th March - Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

Sat 5th March - The Louisiana, Bristol

Mon 7th March - The Albert, Brighton

Tue 8th March – Joiners, Southampton

Wed 9th March - Jericho Tavern, Oxford

Thurs 10th March – Borderline, London

Friday 11th March – Marquee, Norwich

Sat 12th March – Cornerhouse, Cambridge

Mon March 14th - Academy 2, Dublin

Keep smiling!