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Glasvegas Release 'If' EP And Announce UK Tour And Hometown Christmas Show

Monday, 08 July 2013 Written by Jon Stickler

Award-winning indie-rockers Glasvegas have released their brand new 'If' EP, as well as unveiling dates for an autumn UK tour.

Taken from their forthcoming album ‘Later…When The TV Turns To Static’, ‘If’ melds trademark soaring choruses to a martial drum and Phil Spector-inspired opening. 

“A lot of thought went into the 'If' EP", frontman  James Allan said. "From the decision about the cover track right down to the wee <> symbols in the ‘Press title, which I wanted to make look like a button on a VCR.  I sometimes mess around with letters and symbols and stuff.

"The reason for choosing The Words That Maketh Murder [as a cover] was that some of the covers we have done in the past have been older songs, so we wanted to go for something newer. The PJ Harvey album ‘Let England Shake’ is a record we had been listening to and it seemed an obvious choice to pick a song from this record.  Press Play is a new song and is me speaking in a hypothetical sense, a ‘what if-scenario’, and the demo of Finished Sympathy, well it’s a bloody good song from the album that we are really proud of, based on my opinion that “sympathy” is something that’s finished at too young an age. You can expect heavy fireworks from the album version.”

The new video features the legendary William Shatner and is Glasvegas’ take on the Old Grey Whistle Test.  
“We played on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson in LA a couple of years ago and William Shatner introduced us as he is a fan of the band," Allan said. "We thought it would be a cool thing to add in for the new video since it also has a ‘late show’ theme.

“It’s a simple live performance by the band with an abstract part in the middle where it looks like the video has been taped over with random visuals.  The video has a filter that we wanted to put on it just to make it look even more like you were watching a recording on VCR. Old school!"

The new album ‘Later…When The TV Turns To Static’ will be released on September 2 on BMG and is available to pre-order now from the band’s website and all good retailers including iTunes, Amazon and Rough Trade.

To support the album release Glasvegas have today announced a UK tour.

Glasvegas UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows

Sun September 29th 2013 - LEEDS Cockpit
Mon September 30th 2013 - BRISTOL The Fleece
Wed October 2nd 2013 - LONDON Scala
Fri October 4th 2013 - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Sat October 5th 2013 - SHEFFIELD The Plug
Sun October 6th 2013 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Mon October 7th 2013 - MANCHESTER Academy 3
Wed October 9th 2013 - DUBLIN Whelans
Thu October 10th 2013 - BELFAST Limelight
Sun December 22nd 2013 - GLASGOW The Old Fruitmarket

Glasvegas Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 12 July, priced from £16.00 + fees. Click Here to Compare & Buy Glasvegas Tickets at Stereoboard.com.

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