|Glasvegas — Later…When the TV Turns to Static (2013)|
Glasvegas — Later…When the TV Turns to Static
Location: Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Scotland
Album release: September 2, 2013
Record Label: BMG
01 – Later… When The TV Turns To Static 5:23
02 – Youngblood 4:42
03 – Choices 3:56
04 – All I Want Is My Baby 2:52
05 – Secret Truth 3:56
06 – I’d Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You) 3:11
07 – Magazine 3:46
08 – If 4:29
09 – Neon Bedroom 4:11
10 – Finished Sympathy 8:23
Producer: James Allan
♦ Born 21 September 1979 in Dalmarnock, Glasgow; he attended the city's St Mungo's Academy. Allan is a lifelong supporter of Celtic.
Instruments: Vocals, guitar.
♦ Allan's cousin is Glasvegas bandmate/guitarist Rab Allan. His sister Denise is the band's co-manager.
♦ Allan cites Elvis Presley and Phil Spector as his main influences. He also says Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen is one of his inspirations.
♦ James Allan (vocals)
♦ Rab Allan (lead guitar)
♦ Paul Donoghue (bass guitar)
♦ Jonna Löfgren (drums)
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— Glasvegas (2008)
— A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) (mini-album) (2008)
— Euphoric Heartbreak (2011)
— Later...When The TV Turns To Static (2013)
♦ Glasvegas received three nominations for the 2008 Swedish Rockbjornen awards: Best International Act, Best International Album for Glasvegas and Best International Song for "Geraldine". In Q magazine's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2008, Glasvegas was voted the fifth best album of the year.
♦ In June 2013 the band announced that for the second time in their careers they had signed a worldwide major record deal with one of the world's biggest music companies; BMG. The first release via BMG was the single "If". The track was released on the 8th July 2013. A music video to accompany the release of "If" was first released onto YouTube on 8 July 2013. The video features William Shatner and is Glasvegas’ take on the Old Grey Whistle Test. “We played on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson in LA a couple of years ago and William Shatner introduced us as he is a fan of the band," Allan said. "We thought it would be a cool thing to add in for the new video since it also has a ‘late show’ theme. It’s a simple live performance by the band with an abstract part in the middle where it looks like the video has been taped over with random visuals. The video has a filter that we wanted to put on it just to make it look even more like you were watching a recording on VCR. Old school!"
♦ "Later…When the TV Turns to Static is the third studio album by Glasvegas, following their eponymous debut and it’s top-ten follow-up Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\. Written and self- produced by lead vocalist and songwriter James Allan, this 10-track, 45-minute sojourn of heartfelt melancholia and broken relationships is set against a backdrop of scorching soundscapes that lift the soul into heights of abandoned euphoria.
♦ Later… is a natural evolution in sound for the band — a classic Glasvegas blend of emotive lyrics, heartfelt melodies, and big choruses. Whilst debut album allied ‘60s girl groups with feedback and lyrical realism, and the second added magnified synth-rock, the third album sounds more raw and instinctive with an upsurge in Allan’s vocal range."
♦ Troisième opus pour Glasvegas, un bon album mais qui n'arrive pas a retrouver les sommets atteints lors du premier effort (l'album éponyme).
♦ Glasvegas is back with the brand new album Later...When The TV Turns To Static, due out via their own Go Wow Records in partnership with BMG. Later...When The TV Turns To Static is the band's third studio album and the next stunning chapter from one of the UK's most unique bands. The 10-track, 45-minute sojourn of heartfelt melancholia and broken relationships is set against a backdrop of scorching soundscapes that lift the soul into heights of abandoned euphoria.
♦ James Allan, Glasvegas songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, frontman, beloved people's poet (and profound Glaswegian), produced Later...When The TV Turns To Static in Glasgow's state-of-the-art Gorbals Studio using a vintage sound desk once owned by Decca Records (and the actual desk Pavarotti's definitive Nessun Dorma was recorded on).
♦ The first single from the album is "If," a pealing, poetic discourse on life's cruel dichotomies and the accompanying video stars William Shatner. Allan states, "My idea for the song came about during a phone call a while back with my good friend Alan McGee. He was talking to me about something quite difficult that was going on at the time and I said to him, 'Alan, if we didn't go through the bad stuff, we wouldn't recognize the good stuff; it would be invisible to you." — (http://www.musicdirect.com/)
♦ Sep 29 Cockpit Leeds, United Kingdom
♦ Sep 30 Fleece & Firkin Bristol, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 02 Scala London, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 04 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 05 Plug Sheffield, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 06 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 07 Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 09 Whelans Dublin, Ireland
♦ Oct 10 Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
♦ Oct 12 The Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
♦ Nov 10 Velodrom Berlin, Germany
♦ Nov 11 Zenith Munich, Germany
♦ Nov 13 MEH Düsseldorf, Germany
♦ Nov 14 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
♦ Nov 15 Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany
♦ Nov 17 KB Malmö, Sweden
♦ Nov 18 Berns Stockholm, Sweden
♦ Nov 19 Storan Gothenburg, Sweden
♦ Nov 20 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
♦ Nov 21 Pumpehuset Copenhagen West, Denmark
♦ Nov 23 Rolling Stone Weekender Lubeck, Germany
♦ Nov 25 Flex Vienna, Austria
♦ Nov 26 Mocvara Zagreb, Croatia
♦ Nov 28 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
♦ Nov 29 New Age Roncade, Italy
♦ Nov 30 Magazzini Generali Milan, Italy
♦ Dec 02 Sala Arena Madrid, Spain
♦ Dec 03 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
♦ Dec 05 Point Ephemere Paris, France
♦ Dec 06 Het Depot Leuven, Belgium
♦ Dec 07 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Netherlands
♦ Dec 22 The Old Fruitmarket Glasgow, United Kingdom
|Glasvegas — Later…When the TV Turns to Static (2013)|