New album MGC 1 is out now.
Who: William Douglas (vocals / bass), Andy Duncan (vocals / drums) and Austen George (vocals / guitar)
What: Rock’n’Roll (FFO: The Kinks, Cheap Trick, Big Star.)
Where: Edinburgh, UK.
Why: I don’t know what’s happening to me recently. I’ve just been on a bit of an old school rock ‘n’ roll buzz.
That’s where Edinburgh trio Miracle Glass Company come in. They’re a group that head down that ‘good time’ rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Nothing sleazy or depraved here. Just excellent melodies, vibrant production, and tongue stuck firmly in cheek. Let’s not forget the bluesy as hell solos.
‘T.R.O.U.B.L.E.’ is the latest track to be taken from their debut album MGC 1. A swaggering, confident beast, the track possesses a wonderful sense of self awareness that prevents the track from diving head first into parody. Instead, the song seems like one written by a contemporary of Alex Chilton rather than someone probably young enough to be his grandson.
One issue I have much modern rock music is the lack of edge to the finished product. There’s not such issue with Miracle Glass Company. The rich, serrated, and potent sound in their production may be due to the fact that they recorded the album live to 8-track tape in just 4 days. Another factor might be that it was produced by Owen Morris, well-known for his work with Oasis, The Verve and Ash back in the 90’s.
Below is the rather fun and 70’s cartoon inspired video for ‘T.R.O.U.B.L.E’. Created by Scott Morriss, bass player with 90s chart-toppers The Bluetones, the video is a joyously psychedelic venture and complements the fun and idiosyncratic vibe of the track perfectly.
Grab a copy of MGC 1 here.
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