New Music Of The Day: The Lapelles – ‘Grab Life By’

Today’s New Music Of The Day comes from Scottish five-piece The Lapelles, who have just bagged themselves two of the biggest gigs of their life.

When Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s saucy side-project The Last Shadow Puppets comes to Newcastle and Leicester later this month for a pair of shows, The Lapelles from East Kilbride will be front and centre as support acts, despite having only released a handful of tracks.

What they lack in quantity they certainly make up for in quality. Just a few days ago, the band uploaded ‘Grab Life By’, which possesses the youthful swagger of Catfish and the Bottlemen, but has more in common with the spirited indie-pop bangers of The Vaccines. Put simply – it’s massive.


Speaking of the upcoming gigs, frontman Gary Watson says, “we’re really looking forward to The Last Shadow Puppets gigs. I got ‘Age Of The Understatement’ for my birthday when I was younger so it’s pretty surreal to be playing with them, especially as we haven’t played that many shows in England yet. I think the grand scale of the venues is something hard to comprehend since we’re more used to playing basements and smaller venues at the moment.”

Check out their upcoming dates below and follow them on Twitter.


26.5.16 Ku-bar, Stockton-on-tees
28.5.16 Surf Cafe, Tynemouth (w/ Lisbon)
30.5.16 City Hall, Newcastle (w/ The Last Shadow Puppets)
31.5.16 De Montfort Hall, Leicester (w/ The Last Shadow Puppets)
01.5.16 The Venue, Dumfries (w/ The View)
02.5.16 The Venue, Dumfries (w/ The View)
03.6.16 Rothes Hall, Glenrothes (w/ The View)
04.6.16 Fubar, Stirling (w/ The View)
09.5.16 The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
10.6.16 Games Room, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11.6.16 FRÜIT, Hull
15.6.16 Electric Circus, Edinburgh
16.6.16 Reading Rooms, Dundee
17.6.16 Hootananny, Inverness
18.6.16 The Tunnels, Aberdeen
01.7.16 The Magnet, Liverpool
26.8.16 Electric Fields, Dumfries