FM PREMIERE: New Town shares blazing indie rock with ‘Spark’

"Everyone’s getting proper jobs, getting married; doing grown-up stuff and you can’t help but feel a little lost along the way."
25 November 2022

New Town are an up-and-coming band from East Kilbride, Scotland. David James (vocals), Kieran Smith (guitarist), Rob Haggerty (bass), and Euan Mcalonan (drums) have teamed up to create uplifting indie-rock tracks, based around danceable guitar riffs, emotional lyricism, and passionate vocals.

The band’s new single called Spark, recorded and produced with Scottish producer Bruce Rintoul, serves as the ideal introduction to their blazing indie rock offering.

The band explains: Spark is about being in your early to mid-20s and realizing all your pals are moving on with life. Everyone’s getting proper jobs, getting married; doing grown-up stuff and you can’t help but feel a little lost along the way. I think part of it is trying to hold onto memories or your youth, but also longing to be a part of whatever change everyone else is going through – these things happen at their own natural pace, so it’s wrong to long for it I guess.“

Influenced by Sam Fender, 1975, Snuts, Kings of Leon, and Harry Styles, the up-and-coming indie guitar group also has big plans for 2023 as well as new releases on the way.

They share: “We believe in playing songs which are relative to our listeners whether it be about growing up, falling in love, making wrong decisions, falling out of love or needing help, we feel like it needs to have a connection

Planning live shows for the end of this year, New Town has also extended into England for the first time – with performances outside of Glasgow.

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