James Vincent McMorrow has announced details of a new album and tour for 2014.

McMorrow's second album, Post Tropical, will be released in Ireland on January 10 and on January 13 in the UK and the US.

His Irish tour begins on January 30 at Seapoint, Galway and is followed by dates at Cork Opera House (January 31); University Concert Hall, Limerick (February 1); The Set Theatre, Kilkenny (February 2) and National Concert Hall, Dublin (February 4).

Commenting on the progression from debut album Early in the Morning to Post Tropical, McMorrow said: "I'm so proud of that album, but I never longed to be a guy with a guitar.

"You play these songs live as best you can, and suddenly you're a folk musician.

"But the texture of this record is completely different. This is the kind of stuff that makes sense to me."