Folks from Scotland have a certain polish when it comes to creating music. We all know it. You know it. We’ve all become aware with the likes of astute groups Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic to timeless soloists Lewis Capaldi and Gerry Cinnamon for their stand-out individualism.
Not falling off too far from the wagon of a similar musical journey performing in Glasgow club night start-ups like Club Sabbath and Hug and Pint, our next delectable group of Scottish lads could be closer to breaking it than we might think.
Back with a ferocity (and a bite), Pizza Crunch are set to release their next single, Young Excitement from splurging out singles like they’re going out of fashion. As part of one big project, Young Excitement revolves around a quarter-life crisis when we begin to realise that those moments we thought were exciting – just turn out to be the exact opposite of that.
Encompassing Baby Strange’s “Midnight” post-punk strut to the defining guitar licks that we hear so prominent through Fathersons’ back-catalogue, they join the plethora of like-minded individuals who are creating some of the best alternative sounds out of Scotland right now.
“Often when writing new songs, you get excited for a few days then realise what you’ve just created is relatively pish. This song was funny. I remember I was up on the West Coast in Scotland and wrote it as a poem. No music and no sense of melody. Usually when this happens there is a compromise when it comes to producing the actual song. Weirdly though, Nathan came round with a fully structured guitar part and the words fitted perfectly. No guitar was cut and no lyrics altered. I think when that happens you kind of know the song won’t be dumped hastily like so many of the others.” – Lyricist, Ewan Hearns on the writing process.
They know exactly how to play the field too as they find the perfect balance between identity and music. Wry lyricism matched with a youthful exuberance, they’re on similar wavelengths to the strength of The Snuts* … paving the way to vital talent leaking through the roof as the alternative scenes of Scottish music reinvigorate.
Shortly following up from Flatfoot and Motivational Substances, comes the next perfect balance of theirs: Young Excitement. Out 20th May. One exciting act to keep an eye on, that’s for sure.
Have a play of their most recent single within the oddly-fitting Spotify playlist, Scotify:
* The Snuts were the first Scottish band to receive a Number 1 album for 14 years with their debut, W.L in 2021, amassing over 20,000 sales.