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The Snuts - W.L

West Lothian, band The Snuts, have been shaking up the UK indie scene for over five years now, blending their mastery of sing-along, festival anthems with dissonant guitars and a touch of Laurel Canyon-esque emotion. Their sophomore EP, The Mixtape received widespread acclaim and landed them in the UK Top 20 and at number one on the Scottish charts, whilst also smashing over 30 million streams.  Their ability to switch between stadium-slaying choruses and ‘60s style funk in a heartbeat. Now set to release their debut album proper – where they worked with Tony Hoffer of Supergrass, Beck and The Kooks fame – the band are poised to become one of the most prominent guitar bands in the country. Guitarist Joe McGillveray talks about curating their album, the influence of Zappa and just being happy to get out of the house. “It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve always been super aware of how important a debut record can be for a band. We’ve had songs for years, but we wanted to make sure that the finished product felt like a polished piece of work. It definitely feels like what we have now is representative of who we are, and something we can be proud of.”

It’s testament to the sheer power of The Snuts that they’ve managed to sell several nights at Glasgow’s iconic Barrowlands before they’ve even released their debut album. But give the band one quick listen and you’ll soon realise that the Scottish lads are already experts at crafting everyman anthems that combine love, loss and the mundanity of everyday life with killer choruses. When that album arrives in early 2021, expect those shows to get even bigger.

“We have truly loved working with The Snuts on their new music video for Somebody Loves You. After a tough year full of traumatic events in our community in Glasgow and across the UK and the world, it was a breath of fresh air to be approached by The Snuts to work on this project. Timescales were tight and there were so many people involved, from us to the band, the record label, the artist behind the graffiti, producers and designers and not to mention the incredible new Scots who have shared their lives and stories with us. This is just the beginning of a new chapter. We will be sharing the stories of those who took part over the coming weeks and working closely with the band on a new fundraising campaign focused on love, self-love and acceptance. This project couldn’t have come at a better time and we are so grateful to have been part of it. We hope it will provide you with as much joy as it has given us. No matter how tough things get, always remember that somebody loves you, and we at Scottish Refugee Council are here fighting for you and with you. We’ll get through this together.”

The Snuts are already beginning to craft an undeniably magnetic following, having captured the imagination of fans across Scotland with their early demos and infamously anthemic, all-encompassing live show. 

Our debut record will be released on 19.03.21.
It is a collection of milestones and melodies that time stamp our dream becoming a reality. It’s a lifetimes work and we really hope you love it.

Somebody Loves You by The Snuts was released on February 4th 2021 by Parlophone Records.

The Snuts, 2018

West Lothian’s The Snuts have been creating a buzz throughout this previous year, capping off the year with a run of  sold out dates. They issued their “Manhattan Project” single in September and have already lined up shows at Austin’s SXSW . The Snuts released their raucous, hook laden debut album, W.L. on Parlophone Records.

Hailing from Whitburn, West Lothian, The Snuts have well and truly found their stride on W.L.. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83) and recorded at the Firepit London, the album encapsulates the band’s journey from four working class kids growing up with a dream in Whitburn, to becoming one of the UK’s most exciting and vital bands of the new decade. The album opens with the poignant track ‘Top Deck’, winding through a voyage of genres including the raw, rousing, hip-hop driven ‘Elephants”, heart-wrenchingly honest ‘Boardwalk’, the undeniable pop banger ‘Somebody Loves You’, the hauntingly heartfelt anthem ‘Always’ and the main stage festival ready hymn, ‘All Your Friends’.

Guitar music may be out of fashion, but Scottish band The Snuts are on course for success in 2020 with their fluid brand of blues and hip hop-driven rock. The four-piece’s debut EP reached number 14 in the charts back in March but, of course, their live dates and release schedule were halted by coronavirus. But now their debut album, WL, is slated for release in March and they have a sold-out gig at legendary Glasgow venue Barrowlands in the diary, things seem brighter.

Their debut EP, titled Mixtape, was overseen by Inflo, the producer behind Michael Kiwanuka’s Mercury Prize-winning Kiwanuka and Little Simz’ Grey Area. This should be a hint towards their evolving sound – experimental, atmospheric, raucous. Adored up and down the country for their uninhibited, sweat-drenched live shows, the band have also announced a UK tour for May/June 2021.

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Scottish  indies The Snuts keep up their non-stop run of releases with today dropping thumping new Tony Hoffer (Beck, Goldfrapp, M83)-produced track ‘Elephants’.

Premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio One last night, the track is the band’s first taste of new music since the release of their ‘Mixtape EP’ in March.

Recorded at The Firepit in London, ‘Elephants’ sees The Snuts hit a new gear. The unashamedly raw, rousing track sees the band continue their cross pollination of genres, with singer Jack Cochrane’s candid vocals becoming a staple of the band’s sound.
Speaking of the track, the frontman said: “’Elephants’ is another twist on our ever growing diverse catalogue. The song in whole features a change in lyrical style leaning more towards referencing.” He continues, “The main theme of this track is about believing in your own ability in times of struggle and diversity.”

The Snuts are already beginning to craft an undeniably magnetic following, having captured the imagination of fans across Scotland with their early demos and infamously anthemic, all-encompassing live show. The band performed their much-anticipated debut headliner at Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts in December 2017, having sold out in a matter of hours.

Band Members:
Jack Cochrane,
Joe McGillveray,
Callum Wilson,
Jordan Mackay