Following the announcement of their signing to Alan McGee’s fresh new label, Scottish four-piece Shambolics unveil their new single: ‘Chasing A Disaster’. Combining the pillowy ‘80s-hued chimings of Felt or early R.E.M., with a cloud-busting chorus The La’s or The Stone Roses would have been proud to call their own, ‘Chasing A Disaster’ is the stunning, sunshine-dappled debut release from Shambolics on Creation23 records. Backed with breezy B-Side ‘Fight Another Feeling’, the two tracks are out now. Both were written, recorded and produced by the band themselves at their own Eggman Studios, Dunfermline.
With the new release already driving fans into frenzy, all first pressings of the vinyl single have already completely SOLD OUT on pre-sale ahead of release. Already hailed by label owner and mentor Alan McGee as “one of the great Scottish bands”, Shambolics are a fervently ambitious outfit from Scotland ready to take on the world. A far cry from the rag-tag chaos their name would perhaps imply, Shambolics have a knack for artfully honed and irresistibly dreamy rock’n’roll that calls to mind the indelible sounds of the genre’s lauded masters, from The La’s to The Beatles.
Speaking about what attracted him to signing the band to Creation23, McGee says: “Scottish indie music is having a renaissance at the moment and I was so glad I came up to Edinburgh to see the Shambolics live. After I saw them I just had to sign them. One of the best Scottish artists out there. A classic creation band. Big tunes and they look great!”
7 - Water Rats, London
8 - Phase One, Liverpool
9 - Attic Bar, Glasgow - SOLD OUT
10 - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh - SOLD OUT
30 - Town Hall, Middlesbrough (w/ The Bluetones)