If’ is grand, ragged round the edges, and wiser than you’ll ever be…ringing guitars and galloping horse drums…welcome back to ‘brilliant’.” NME
Glasvegas – If Video
The new video features the legendary William Shatner and is Glasvegas‘ take on the iconic BBC Music show “The Old Grey Whistle Test.”
James Allan, Glasvegas song-writer, guitarist, vocalist, frontman, beloved people’s poet (and profound Glaswegian) explains…
“When we played on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson a while back, William Shatner introduced our live performance as he is a fan of the band. I then thought it would be a cool thing to incorporate his introduction of us into our new video since it also has a ‘late show’ theme. We got in touch with him to ask his permission and he got back to us almost immediately to give us the thumbs up!”
Taken from their forthcoming album ‘Later…When The TV Turns To Static,’ ‘If’ melds trademark Glasvegas’ soaring choruses to a martial drum and Phil Spector inspired opening. ‘If’ is accompanied on the EP, which is now available on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/
“A lot of thought went into the If EP” says James “from the decision about the cover track right down to the wee <> symbols in the ‘Press <Play> title, which I wanted to make look like a button on a VCR. The reason for choosing ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ was that some of the covers we have done in the past have been older songs, so we wanted to go for something newer. The PJ Harvey album ‘Let England Shake’ is a record we had been listening to and it seemed an obvious choice to pick a song from this record. Press <Play> is a new song and is me speaking in a hypothetical sense, a ‘what if-scenario’, and the demo of Finished Sympathy, well it’s a bloody good song from the album that we are really proud of, based on my opinion that “sympathy” is something that’s finished at too young an age. You can expect heavy fireworks from the album version.”
The album ‘Later…When The TV Turns To Static’ is available for pre-order via the band’s website www.glasvegas.net and will be in-stores on September 3rd.
Glasvegas is: James Allan (Vocals, Guitar), Rab Allan (Guitar), Paul Donoghue (Bass), Jonna Löffgren (Drums)
Stay tuned for U.S. touring info.
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IF EP Cover Art
Glasvegas – Photo Credit: Danny North