Fife four-piece, Shambolics, have announced their signing to Scottish music mogul Alan McGee’s new label ‘Creation23’. Breaking out of the Fife scene and quickly accruing a burgeoning and passionately devoted fanbase across wider Scotland, the band scooped the 2017 SAMA Award for ‘Best Rock/Alternative Act’ and have continued on an upwards trajectory ever since. They have just released new single, Chasing A Disaster, which The Fountain spoke to the band about. They also spoke in more depth about their key highlight, being signed by Alan McGee.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far?
The reception’s been class for the single so far. The pre-sale of our vinyl sold out a month in advance so the label had to press more. The track is a live favourite so I think it’s gonna go down a storm once it’s released.
TF: With a title like Chasing A Disaster, what can we expect from the single?
The single is a jangly foot-stomper with a proper hazy summer vibe but still has a bit of balls to it. Lyrically it means whatever anyone wants it to mean to them.
TF: And not only have you released a single, you have just signed to Creation as well, you must be stoked?
Getting signed by McGee to Creation is literally one our biggest dreams come true. It’s still surreal. We don’t like to dwell on it too much though, we’re completely aware that it’s just a massive opportunity to take this forward and make something massive out of this. Everything relies on us now, we have to put the graft in and make it happen.
TF: And will you be promoting this single with a tour, will we have the pleasure of seeing you live soon?
We have a UK tour which will be 5 days in a row in November. The Edinburgh and Glasgow dates sold out in a matter of hours of going onsale. Still tickets available for the English dates!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Our favourite gig we’ve played is hard to choose from as we’ve played some memorable nights and hopefully we’ll keep on topping them as time goes on. But I suppose the night where McGee signed us was one to remember. It was at one of our last tour dates in Edinburgh at the Mash House, it sold out in advance. It was a wild one. And obviously him coming into the dressing room after it and signing us is a memory that we will hold forever.