The Fife four-piece have announced their signing to Creation23, a brand new label venture from infamous Scottish music mogul Alan McGee.
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 and The Stone Roses.
The band have tallied up in excess of 250,000 Spotify plays for infectious recent demo “When She Goes Home” and count unforgettable SOLD OUT shows at some of Scotland’s most legendary gig spaces including Glasgow’s King Tuts and Edinburgh’s Mash House among their achievements.
With the rumours from the underground growing ever louder to a soundtrack of languid, reverb-washed singles with melodies each more timeless than the last; it was surely only matter of time before word of the Shambolics became music to the ears to one of Glasgow’s most musically in-tune sons: Alan McGee. With an irrefutable ear for talent, McGee (who famously signed classic acts the likes of Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus & The Marychain to his Creation Records label), quickly went on record to hail Shambolic’s as ‘a great new band’ after catching the band play at a live showcase in London.
Speaking about what attracted him to signing the band to his latest label, 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!’