As vocalist Darren Forbes explains:
“We wanted to write a tune with a bit more of a groove and a bit more space. I think this track has a summery feel to it too. When we wrote it we already had the chorus and bassline and just worked the chords around that. The lyrics are pretty much about someone who is making an effort with someone but getting none back, and they’re pretty much just saying: ‘take it or leave it’.”
Following on from earlier singles “What’s Going On In Your Head”,“Like A Breeze” and most up-to-date launch “Living In Shadows”, their newest observe is taken from Shambolics’ new EP ‘U Serious Boi?!’, their debut launch on tastemaker imprint Scruff of the Neck Data.
Produced by Chris Marshall at 7 West Studios in Glasgow, the ‘U Serious Boi?!’ EP traverses by way of gritty rock’n’roll, retro-tinted indie, and danceable pop. From the hands-in-the-air anthemia of opener “Like A Breeze”, to the light guitar ballad “Living In Shadows” or the feedback-drenched Smiths-y waltzer “Never Gonna Change”, it’s a set that finds the Shams diversifying their sound, rising in confidence and on the prime of their sport. Full with a searing model of fan favorite “Sharp As A Razor” (Dwell At SWG3 Glasgow), the EP testifies to the facility of their unbeatable reside gigs too. ‘U Serious Boi?’ is ready for launch on 14 April 2023 on the Scruff of the Neck imprint, with tracklisting as follows:
SHAMBOLICS – ‘U SERIOUS BOI?!’ EP TRACKLIST
1. Like A Breeze
2. Dwelling In Shadows
3. Take It Or Depart It
4. By no means Gonna Change
5. What’s Going On In Your Head
6. Sharp As A Razor
Hailing from Fife however having lately relocated to the bustle of Glasgow, Shambolics have made a reputation for themselves on the Scottish scene and past with their notorious reside performances and spectacular knack for a hook-laden single.
Making waves with key tastemakers, the band have attracted in depth radio help from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio X, Discuss Sport and extra, while receiving reward from the likes of Conflict, Gigwise, Tenement TV, Louder Than Warfare and plenty of extra.
Having performed numerous main festivals throughout the UK together with TRNSMT, Stockton Calling and Sound Metropolis, in addition to help slots with Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), The View, and Embrace; Shambolics have a repute for a transcendental reside present.
“We love experimenting and being creative in the studio,” Darren provides. “But that’s only half the story for us. Our shows are a collective experience, so if a song gets people going mad at a gig then we’ve got a winner.”
Taking part in a homecoming gig at PJ Molloys in Fife in December, which raised over £700 for Kirkcaldy Foodbank, the band at the moment are gearing up for a full UK tour this Spring. Kicking off with what guarantees to be one other SOLD OUT present of their new stomping floor of Glasgow on 15 April, full dates and particulars are beneath.
SHAMBOLICS UK LIVE DATES 2023
15 GLASGOW The Storage
20 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
4 HULL Adelphi
5 YORK Fulford Arms
12 WREXHAM The Rocking Chair
13 STOCKTON ON TEES Ku Bar
14 LEEDS Oporto
18 SCUNTHORPE Cafe Indie
19 LIVERPOOL EBGBS
20 LONDON Sebright Arms
21 BIRMINGHAM Useless Wax