After line-up changes, name changes and genre changes A Balcony Scene are unleashing their second EP.
The Falkirk band release ‘Young Hearts’ the follow up to their debut ‘While We Move’ with a gig at the legendary Glasgow venue King Tuts next month.
With a record launch, video release and their biggest gig to date, the boys - twins David and Dean McFarlane, Gordon Miller, Graeme Simpson and Scott Aitken made time to speak to the Falkirk Herald.
Lead singer Dean, who joined the band when it was still called It’s A Girl, replacing a female vocalist, says the EP is a real team effort with a rock sound.
Dean added: “People always want to know who we sound like and I suppose the closest would be maybe You Me At Six but we are also influenced by as varied artists as Police to Nickleback and Kids in Glass Houses,
“We were proud of our first EP but this one is more in the direction we want to go in and is more mature that the earlier stuff.”
Identical twin David agrees: “I only joined the band in February but obviously I listened to their music and I think this EP is really heading in the right direction. Every song seems to get more rock and I can see us heading from pop rock to full rock in the future.”
To mark the EP, the band are releasing a music video for ‘Riots’. The promotional film is centred around popular online game War Hammer, which Gordon and Graeme have plenty of dealings with working in the Falkirk branch of Games Workshop.
The boys fight various groups you wouldn’t associate with the game including bikers and party girls in locations such as Callendar Park and Behind the Wall.
The video will be available to watch from April 27. The EP can be bought from all good digital music retailers from May 1 with physical copies available from May 8.
A Balcony Scene will play King Tuts on May 8, with rockers Twenty Twenty.
Visit www.facebook.com/abalconyscene for further information and to buy tickets.