- SHAMBOLICS BEGIN UK TOUR TODAY WITH LITTLE MAN TATE – NEW SINGLE DUE 21st OCTOBER [FEATURING KYLE FALCONER OF THE VIEW]
With debut album, “Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams”, due in Feb 2024 via Scruff of the Neck Records, Shambolics have drawn upon classic influences from the worlds of indie-rock (The La’s, Arctic Monkeys and Sam Fender) and beyond (The Streets, Fleetwood Mac, MGMT), and shaped them into something distinctively their own.
Their songs paint evocative pictures of small-town life: stories that are specifically inspired by vocalist/guitarist duo Darren Forbes and Lewis McDonald’s youth growing up in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Produced by Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon), the album features The View’s frontman Kyle Falconer on the sleek synth-pop of “Attention”.
Darren Forbes and Lewis McDonald formed Shambolics as a reaction to the tedium around them: the teen years of hanging around the streets and drinking in the park. With Scott ‘Paws’ Williamson (keys/vocals), Ben Sharp (bass) and Robert Land (drums) completing the line-up, Shambolics soon established a reputation for their frenetic shows at PJ Molly’s in Dunfermline.
Before their following exploded with the help of a singles deal with the legendary Alan McGee’s Creation23 label. They’ve enjoyed a steady rise ever since, packing Glasgow headline shows at The Garage, SWG3 and King Tut’s, hitting festivals including the Isle of Wight, TRNSMT, Truck and Y NOT?, as well as earning early airplay at 6 Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio.
They recently sold-out Glagow’s King Tut’s, which they follow with special guest tours with Little Man Tate and The View.
OCTOBER – SPECIAL GUESTS TO LITTLE MAN TATE
13th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
15th – Glasgow, The Garage
18th – Southampton, Engine Rooms
19th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
20th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
21st – Sheffield, O2 Academy
26th – London, O2 Academy Islington
28th – Hull, The Welly
DECEMBER – SPECIAL GUESTS TO THE VIEW
13th – Edinburgh, O2 Academy
14th – Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
Photo by Liam Maxwell