The eyes of the world will soon be glued to Scotland just as Falkirk’s own Media Whores get ready to make some big headlines of their own.
Armed with hard-hitting, highly melodic songs from two excellent albums the band are about to embark on their ‘Social Injustice Tour’ and get the message to the masses Simon Cowell and his ilk are not the beating heart of the music industry.
Helping them accomplish this mission is a committed manager, music impresario Brian Guthrie, who shares their vision and brings with him a major league contact book.
Adding more excitement to the mix is news an as yet unidentified “big name chart band” are looking for The Media Whores to write them a couple of songs for their new album. “I find the creative element of music very easy,” said bass player Doogie Mackie. “The way we work, I could come in with some music that Craig would have lyrics for and then Jimbo (MacKellar) and Joe (Jaconelli) would add guitar and drums.
“We could have a new song for you in 10 minutes.”
Singer Craig Anderson added: “We are Whores after all, so we are living up to our name and giving someone our songs. It’s a fickle industry, but all you need is one break and you can end up with something that really makes a difference in someone’s life.”
The band’s mantra is “music has the power to change” and their ethos is rooted in punk, even if their own brand of melodic rock ‘n’ roll is not.
People first sat up and took notice of The Media Whores when their debut album ‘Starfishing’ just missed out on a Scottish New Music Award in 2012 and interest continued to grow with last year’s follow-up ‘Pornophonica’.
Never guys to shy away from controversial topics, The Media Whore’s new double A side single ‘Do You Think I’m Lying’/’Class War’ deals with issues like benefit reform and fracking.
The band play a headline slot at Aberdeen’s respected rock venue The Moorings tomorrow (Friday) night and then support Nerve at King Tuts in Glasgow on Saturday, May 17.