Denny indie rockers The Pseudos will start 2014 as they mean to go on with a headline gig at Glasgow musical mecca King Tuts.
The band has lost a drummer since they last appeared in the Falkirk Herald in 2011, but between articles they’ve gained a new beatkeeper, a second guitarist and a university education.
Singer and guitar slinger Jake Mackie and fellow Denny denizen Lewis Cunningham (bass/vocals) formed the new line-up of The Pseudos shortly after they began their studies at the University of the West of Scotland, hooking up with guitarist Neil Hayton and drummer Alex Baldwin while attending Commercial Music lectures at the Ayr seat of learning.
“We’re all on the same course,” said Jake. “We found each other almost as soon as we started there and added another guitarist to fill out our sound. We’ve been playing together for about a year now with gigs at Nice and Sleazy and Broadcast in Glasgow and the Basement in Ayr.
“Everyone who goes to the uni knows what we are all about and we usually see them at our gigs. The other good thing about uni is we can use the rehearsal rooms any time we want free of charge.
“We’ve been writing new songs since February and will be playing them at King Tuts.”
The Pseudos played a support slot at Tuts in August, but they will plug in for their first headline show at the venue on Saturday, January 18, and launch into the cracking material from their debut EP ‘Indulgence’.
Featuring all new songs, including ‘Ego Tripping’ and ‘Jet Black Stare’, the recording is a sonic document of the band’s new style and expanded line-up.
The Pseudos last played in the Falkirk area a few years ago and see Glasgow as the place to be these days.
Jake said: “I think Glasgow is the epicentre of the Scottish music scene just now. We will start 2014 with a bang at King Tuts then look to promote our music live and online to get as many people listening to it as possible.”
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