The Pretenders to unveil new record in October

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The Pretenders are set to release their first new album for eight years.

The release - titled Alone - will be unveiled in October through BMG Records.

Singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde recorded the album in Nashville.

She is the only original member of the rock band to feature on their latest offering.

Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie Hynde (Ian West/PA)

It was originally intended to be a follow-up to Chrissie's 2014 solo album Stockholm, but it was later decided that it would be a Pretenders release.

Their last album was 2008´s Break Up The Concrete, which charted at number 35 in the UK.

Chrissie, 64, recorded Alone with Dan Auerbach, from The Black Keys, who stood as captain, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

The band also features Johnny Cash's former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan, among others.

Chrissie said: "This record is what I love the most - real people playing real music.

"I sang and recorded every vocal in a 48-hour period - 48 hours to sing them, 40 years of preparation!"

The Pretenders originally consisted of Chrissie, Martin Chambers and late musicians James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.

Alone will be released on October 21.