An up and coming Kirkcaldy indie-rock band who recently supported 1990s Britpop band Cast at a gig in Leven are hoping to “sell out” another prestigious Fife venue in the months ahead.
Shambolics have set themselves the target of selling out the 700-capacity Lourenzos in Dunfermline on December 1 – and as the tickets went on sale on Friday August 3, the band’s singer Darren Forbes said it would be a “massive statement” for Fife’s home-grown musical talent if they succeed.
Darren said: “This gig will be absolutely massive for us and for the Fife music scene in general.
“There’s not been a local unsigned band from Fife that has sold out a venue at that capacity in a long time so we will definitely be making a statement if it sells out – and I’m 100% confident it will!”
Shambolics, comprising Lewis McDonald (vocals/guitar), Darren Forbes (vocals/guitar), Jordan McHatton (bass) and Andrew Finlay (drums), have had an incredible couple of years with a string of well-received singles and have played key festivals including the Reading and Isle of Wight events.
Last year The Shams – whose influences include The Beatles, Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths and The La’s – also won the Best Rock/Alternative gong at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
With sell out gigs in Hamburg and Glasgow’s legendary King Tut’s under their belts, they got to meet one of their Liverpudlian heroes John Power in May when they energetically supported Cast at Truth nightclub in Leven.
The Shams only got together in late 2015 after a few jams at Eggman Studios in Dunfermline, run by Darren.
Confidentally describing themselves as the “future of rock & roll”, Darren hopes their rising profile might inspire other young bands to strive for success.
- Tickets for the band’s December 1 gig at Lourenzos, Dunfermline, are on sale now via Ticketmaster www.ticketweb.uk/event/shambolics-lourenzos-tickets