So following from yesterday’s Government announcements and the further restrictions and lockdowns were all now facing, we here at The Songbird thought we’d cheer ourselves up a bit by reflecting on some of the amazing new music and bands that have emerged during the pandemic and to remind ourselves that the music industry is still very much alive and kicking and that we have so much to be grateful for and indeed to look forward to. Kicking us off in true style, we take a look at the Scottish quartet; SHAMBOLICS.

Scottish band SHAMBOLICS entered 2020 with the kind of attitude we all required by April; positive and hardworking in achieving all their dreams no matter what hurdles 2020 had for them.

Following the success of their debut single ‘Chasing a Disaster’ as a limited edition vinyl on the CREATION23 Label, the band further released ‘Sandra Speed’ as a digital download.

Darren Forbes from the band speaks of the single ‘it’s about a vulnerable girl who has mingled with the wrong crowd, and fallen on hard times..’

This however is not all that 2020 has seen the band achieve, the band have also opened Eggman studios in Glasgow, its been a joy to see the lads work on this project as well as signing with Creation23, re-releasing fans favourite ‘Love Collides’ and raising money for Kirkcaldy Foodbank by streaming live from the Caves in Edinburgh with special guests The View’s Kyle Falconer and Glasvegas singer James Allen.

The band are a versatile band which show no signs of stopping with new addition Scott Williamson on synth and new material in the form of ‘Council State of Mind’ which shows a unique take in lyrical form on the song. Its been an exciting end to the year and left us wanting more from the Scottish band, Starting with their tour which will hopefully take place in April 2021 coming from the Caves in Edinburgh

Words by Tamsin Jones