This debut release was penned in the East End of Glasgow, in Lewis Gardner’s bedroom. Gardner, as one half of the band, is the man responsible for the moody and punchy production sound, reflecting Glasgow’s progressive musical present (Sub Club, Optimo) as much as it does its past.
Stewart Brock, the lyricist and vocalist, resides in the more well-to-do West End and heads over to Lewis’ studio when lay down his powerful vocals. Vocals that move you as much when he’s speaking of standing steady in the face of strife, like on ‘All Greatness Stands Firm’, as they do when he's detailing what it is to be an honorary Glaswegian in ‘Plastic’.
Released on Midnight Lion’s own imprint Locks & Keys, and accompanied online by two self-shot videos, this is a band that has a strong visual aesthetic, a unique sound, and big songs. A very unique proposition in this day and age.