Scottish duo Club Beirut release their debut new single, ‘Something New’.
The mysterious pair, based somewhere in Fife, say that in “previous bands” they have received airplay on Radio X and BBC Radio 1, and supported the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Circa Waves, We Are Scientists, Pigeon Detectives and, they claim, at the first-ever show played by Lewis Capaldi.
The new song was written in the Falkland Islands where Craig (no surname given) was then deployed with the Royal Air Force.
Of the single, Craig (if that’s even his real name) said: “I was an at all-time low in a remote area with no WiFi connection or even the capability to use a phone. I decided to make the use of the time and wrote this song about struggling with the aftermath of a breakdown of a relationship and family.”
Bandmate Fraser has recently moved from the drumkit to playing guitar. Quite what has happened to the other two band members in the publicity photo, we can only speculate.
On returning to the UK, songwriter Craig sent the song to producer Bruce Rintoul, who turned the demo version into the finished article, which is available to download Amazon, iTunes or Google as well as stream on Apple Music or Spotify
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