Luke Haines, former Auteurs frontman and self-proclaimed genius of English pop, has announced details of his new album, Rock `n' Roll Animals.

Haines, who released his wickedly funny memoir Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall in 2009, tweeted that the new album, the follow-up to 2011's 9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early '80s, will be released in July.

The singer-songwriter and ex-frontman of The Auteurs tweeted a link to the announcement and offered fans a set of clues about the direction of the album including video links to Sham 69's Angels With Dirty Faces live on Granada TV in 1978, Nick Lowe's Breaking Glass on Top of the Pops in the 1970s, and a Gene Vincent 1969 tour documentary.

Haines previously claimed that his wife thought the new record sounded like Genesis's 1972 album Supper's Ready.

Listen to Show Girl by The Auteurs here:

Haines's most recent release was last year's The North Sea Scrolls, a collaboration with fellow refusnik and former Fatima Mansions and Microdisney frontman Cathal Coughlan and journalist and writer Andrew Meuller.

Last year, Haines also released a best-of entitled Outsider/In: The Collection and a documentary, Art Will Save the World.