Alan McGee & Simon Flethcher’s Creation 23 Announce Signing of Scotlands Shambolics

Shambolics are a fervently ambitious outfit from Scotland who are more than ready to take on the World.
And today (28 June), the Fife four-piece take one further step towards greatness as they announce their signing to Creation23, a brand new label venture from infamous Scottish music mogul Alan McGee.
A far cry from the rag-tag chaos their name would perhaps imply, Shambolics have a knack for artfully honed and irresistibly dreamy rock’n’roll that calls to mind the indelible sounds of the genre’s lauded masters, from The LA’s to The Beatles and The Stone Roses.
Breaking out of the Fife scene and quickly accruing a burgeoning and passionately devoted fanbase across wider Scotland, the band scooped the 2017 SAMA Award for ‘Best Rock/Alternative Act’ and have continued on an upwards trajectory ever since. From earning critical acclaim from press tastemakers including BBC Scotland (Vic Galloway), This Feeling, Radio X, Virgin Radio (Edith Bowman) & Fred Perry Subculture, to sharing huge stages with the likes of The Sherlocks & The View performing at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Isle of Wight Festival, Tramlines Festival and Reading&Leeds Festival; Shambolics glitter with all the hallmarks of a band destined for greatness.
In 2019, Shambolic’s ascent continues with the band tallying-up in excess of 250,000 Spotify plays for infectious recent demo “When She Goes Home” and count unforgettable SOLD OUT shows at some of Scotland’s most legendary gig spaces including Glasgow’s King Tuts and Edinburgh’s Mash House among their achievements.
With the rumours from the underground growing ever louder to a soundtrack of languid, reverb-washed singles with melodies each more timeless than the last; it was surely only matter of time before word of the Shambolics became music to the ears to one of Glasgow’s most musically in-tune sons: Alan McGee. With an irrefutable ear for talent, McGee (who famously signed classic acts the likes of Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus & The Marychain to his Creation Records label), quickly went on record to hail Shambolic’s as ‘a great new band’ after catching the band play at a live showcase in London.
Speaking about what attracted him to signing the band to his latest label, Creation23, McGee says:
‘Scottish indie music is having a renaissance at the moment and I was so glad I came up to Edinburgh to see the Shambolics live. After I saw them I just had to sign them. One of the best Scottish artists out there. A classic creation band. Big tunes and they look great!’
A meeting of minds that matches one of Scotland’s greatest musical business heads with one of its most promising emerging talents, this is a signing Shambolic in name only.
With a series of major festival appearances to look forward to over the Summer, this is just the beginning. Watch this space for new music from Shambolics in due course…
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Lewis McDonald – Vocals/Guitar
Darren Forbes – Vocals/Guitar
Jordan McHatton – Vocals/Bass
Jake Bain – Vocals/Drums
Recommended FFO:
The Stone Roses, The La’s, The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles

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20 – House of Jack Festival, Aberdeen
27 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
28 – Truck Festival – Oxfordshire

30 – Indian Summer Festival, Glasgow


21 – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

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” Shambolics, one of Scotland’s best new bands. Already list Kyle Falconer and Alan Mcgee amongst their growing army of fans” – Fred Perry
“Catchy Psychedelia that recalls the majesty of the bunnymen, the licks of orange juice and harmonies of The La’s” – This Feeling