“...there’s something discernibly special at the heart of their sound.”
- Tenement TV
Glasgow’s ACRYLIC prepare to kick start 2019 with the release of their infectious new single I’ve Got Too Many Friends, out 11th January 2019.
The single is a soaring slice of indie rock from the offset, filled with jangling hooks, sweeping guitars and effortless harmonies throughout. Frontman Andreas Chrsitodoulidis’ rich, baritone vocal feels instantly reminiscent of the likes of The National’s Matthew Berninger, giving the track an undeniably defiant and endearing sound. Talking about the single, Andreas elaborates “I’ve Got Too Many Friends is about feeling as though you’ve found yourself in an ideal situation, with all the pieces falling together, and knowing that you’re still going to mess it up. It’s about a rift developing in a relationship and explores the naive idea that sex will resolve your issues, even though it will, in fact, be a colourless and sad affair and will most likely send you straight to the abyss.”
ACRYLIC formed in 2014 when Andreas, Ross Patrizio (guitar/ vocals), Jack Lyall (guitar), Lewis Doig (bass/ vocals/synth) and Ruairidh Smith (drums) moved to Glasgow for university. Since then, the band have gone from strength to strength, receiving critical acclaim for their latest EP All I Am from the likes of Tenement TV, The Herald and The Skinny to name but a few. They have also received support from BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary, BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Nicola Meighan, as well as Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft and Jim Gellatly. Regulars on the Scottish live circuit, they have previously sold out Glasgow’s prestigious King Tuts and have supported likes of The View, Demob Happy, Palace and The Ninth Wave.
I’ve Got Too Many Friends is out 11th January 2019.