Plus Scottish band showcase three new songs at intimate London gig
Glasvegas‘ singer James Allan‘s mother is likely to perform with the band onstage in the near future, guitarist Rab Allan has told NME.
Allan‘s mum Elizabeth Corrigan features on a track from the band’s new album ‘EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \’ called ‘Change’, and the guitarist revealed that she has already been pestering the band to get up onstage with them in the future.
“We have been fighting her off with a stick to be honest,” he joked ahead of Glasvegas‘ gig at London‘s Heaven venue last night (March 3). He added: “She can’t wait to get up there so I’m sure we’ll see her at some stage.”
Meanwhile, the guitarist declared the band’s forthcoming album ‘EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \’ to be “one of the best things I’ve ever heard”.
Allan said that the record, due for release on April 4, is far better than their 2008 self-titled debut.
“Personally I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever heard and I think [singer] James [Allan] has outdone himself,” he said. “I remember thinking we could never make a better album than our first one,” Allan continued. “But when we were recording it out in Santa Monica I remember listening back to the demos and thinking, ‘Bingo we’ve got so many songs to choose from’. I’m proud of it and my mum likes it as well. If she likes it then that’s normally a good sign.”
The guitarist said the fans have been “loving the new songs” on their current tour, particularly new single ‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’.
“People really love the single more than what I expected. They seem to go crazy for it. Personally though I like the other track we’ve been playing live – ‘Shine Like Stars’. I reckon that will be a big single when it comes out after the album is released.”
Watch footage of that track below.
As well as the aforementioned tracks, Glasvegas played one more song from the new record during their London gig last night, ‘The World Is Yours’, which was released as a free download in January. The set also featured ‘Geraldine’, a stripped down version of ‘Flowers And Football Tops’ and set-closer ‘Daddy’s Gone’.
Fans also got a chance to see new drummer Jonna Löfgren make her debut in the UK’s capital. “She’s amazing to be honest, she’s probably one of the best things that’s happened to the band,”Allan said, adding: “She’s really easy on the eye too, so that helps.”
‘The World Is Yours’
‘It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry’
‘Shine Like Stars’
‘Polmont On My Mind’
‘Be My Baby’
‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’
‘Go Square Go’
‘Ice Cream Van’
‘Flowers And Football Tops’