We Like You is the first Errant Boy single of 2018 and a preview of their forthcoming album, due later in the year. Boasting their signature melodic guitar manoeuvres and lyrical unease, it will appeal to their fans. Errant Boy formed in Edinburgh in 2015 consisting of Sean Ormsby on vocals and bass, Chris Harvie on guitars and Sarrah McLaren on drums.
Sean spoke with The Fountain about where the band name Errant Boy came from as well as their forthcoming gigs.
TF: A new single release, you must be excited?
Absolutely. We’ve been in the long tunnel of writing, arranging and recording for the past year and it’s a relief to hit the light and share what we’ve done.Our new single is called We Like You and it’s a jangly, indie-disco stomper.
TF: And are we likely to see more of that this year, or perhaps an EP or an album even?
We’ll be putting ourselves about! A couple more singles are planned with an as yet untitled album to follow in the autumn.
TF: And what inspired the name, Errant Boy?
It stemmed from a fuzzy mishearing of a line from one of my favourite films, Apocalypse Now. Brando’s Kurtz character describes Martin Sheen as ‘an errand boy sent by the grocer to collect the cheque’…I thought it was ‘errant boy’. Plus I like the versatility of ‘errant’. There’s a lot in the meaning…
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
We’ll play our label Errant (that word again!) Media’s showcases in Edinburgh’s Leith Depot on 21st April and Glasgow Old Hairdresser’s on 12th May. Come along!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Probably Leith Late at Elvis Shakespeare, a lovely record and bookshop on Leith Walk in Edinburgh. A proper chaotic in-store gig with crowd overflowing into the street and a clandestine cans bar in full operation.