Vigo Thieves - 'Forever'
Vigo Thieves return with their brand new free download single Forever. The track is accompanied by a superb video starring Jody Latham of Shameless and Eastenders fame.
You can download Forever via the A Badge of Friendship Soundcloud page.
You can also check out the video for the single via Vigo Thieves' YouTube channel. The video was released last week and has already had over 25,000 views.
Forever is another big, bold anthemic tune from Vigo Thieves. The track further emphasises the sound the band have worked tirelessly to develop and hone over the last few years – electro style synths, driven, snapping drum beats and soaring, heartfelt vocals. The release tops off a fantastic year to date for the band, after the successful release of their Heart and Soul (Part 1) EP. Gaining support from the likes of Classic Rock Magazine, The 405, The Daily Record, Drowned In Sound Scotland, BBC Radio 1 Scotland and Clyde 1 FM. Vigo Thieves have soared as the momentum has built throughout the year.
The single Heartbeats attracted over 50,000 viewers on Youtube, leading to the track being chosen as the soundtrack to the T in the Park announcement film. An appearance at T in the Park on the BBC Introducing Stage saw a huge crowd gather as the boys rocked their first appearance at a major summer festival. The interest continued with the release of a second single from the EP, She’s On Fire, which pulled in 45,000 views and cemented Vigo Thieves position as one of the up and coming bands currently performing in the UK.
September will be another busy month for the band as they embark on a short UK tour, which sees them take in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow to coincide with the release of Forever.
The Maginot Band - 'Peace and Quiet' EP
The Maginot Band release their debut EP, Peace and Quiet, via When You Awake Records. The EP is available now for £1.79 from 7digital.
Peace and Quiet EP straddles the line between retro-tinged wistfulness and a more modern indie sound akin to bands like The Maccabees and the Mystery Jets. The EP is available to stream now on Drunken Werewolf.
You can also download the EP track "Slow Down Sundial" from the EP via the A Badge of Friendship Soundcloud page.
The band also released a video for the track, which you can watch via their YouTube channel.
Having initially forming as Maydays, The Maginot Band, who hail from Caithness, have been writing music together on and off for the past decade. After numerous changes to their line-up, they finally settled as a six piece in late 2010. Consisting of Jordan Shearer (vocals), Calvin Wilson (bass, vocals), Kevin Swanson (guitar, Vocals), Jamie Swanson (guitar), Liam Whittles (organ, piano) and Darren Coghill (drums), as Maydays they gained some success supporting Field Music and Tango In The Attic as well as support from BBC Radio 1. However, as their musical direction started to mature, they decided a change of name was needed and The Maginot Band was born.