A Lanarkshire rock band are tipped for big things in 2022, after a top club selected them for a compilation album.
Indie club party organizers This feeling championed ‘Glass Raspberry’ and included their track Sinaloa on their LP Big in 2022.
The quartet, which includes members of Cambuslang and East Kilbride, will also play a Scottish date hosted by the promoter at the Glasgow venue on February 18.
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Previous acts backed by This Feeling include ‘Catfish & the Bottlemen’, ‘Blossoms’ and ‘Gerry Cinnamon’, and they’ve also rocked dozens of other hit acts over the years.
The band’s lead singer, Rebecca Burns, told Lanarkshire Live: “This Feeling has proven time and time again to be a top organization to engage with in the music industry.
“We played a gig in Edinburgh with them and it was a great night so we’re really looking forward to the broadcast show and feel very lucky to be rated well enough to be asked to play.”
The recent vinyl release, which quickly sold out and compiled the acts This Feeling is tipping for the top this year, has also helped a good cause, with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Rebecca added: “It’s always a pleasure to be able to contribute to such a great cause, especially since it sold out so quickly and raised a substantial amount for the trust.”
Last year, we told how the group formed and released their first single.
The COVID-19 pandemic means the band’s gigs are still limited, so they’re loving playing Broadcast on February 18.
Rebecca enthused: “We’ve played it twice already and have a good relationship with their sound engineer, so we know it’s going to be a smooth process to get the sound we want for the show, which is always a big plus for us.
“Tickets are also moving quickly so we’re expecting a very good turnout and looking forward to seeing the other bands as well. It’s great to be able to play again after another COVID hiatus.”
The quartet – Rebecca, guitarist Paul Curran, bassist Michael Farrell and drummer Tamas Peto – released a trio of singles last year, displaying a powerful, loose and brooding style.
Rebecca says they have a cohesion between the singles which gives the listener a clearer idea of their sound.
She added, “We all have different influences, so we know we’ll have a varied sound, but when it comes together, it sounds like us.”
The band has also just released some acoustic versions of their tracks, giving them a new challenge.
“It was easy for Sinaloa, because it was written on an acoustic guitar in the first place, so for this song, it was nice to hear it recorded in the same style that it was originally conceived” , Rebecca told us.
“Getaway was a different story because it was written with a bass guitar and a drum machine, so it took a bit of adapting to turn it into a guitar-based piece. It was fun to do though. and shows the song in a different light.”
The next step for the band is to record more, with another music video on the way, and plan to work on an album later this year.
Tickets for the broadcast are on sale now from the usual outlets for £8, and more information about Glass Raspberry can be found via their Facebook page here
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