Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Shambolics have released their latest single ‘Losing Your Mind’ this week - and it is a song of two very distinct halves. While the opening sequences of the song hold back like a coiled spring, the later embers of the single erupt into an endless chorus of caterwauling guitars and infectious vocals.
The swashbuckling new track from the fast-growing Shambolics sees the band take ownership into their own hands and deliver an electrifying sound that showcases just why Alan McGee dubbed them as ‘one of the great Scottish bands’ back in their formative year of 2018.
Soaring guitars and sweeping lyrics characterise the song that has seen Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon & The Dunts) join the lads in the production phases. Talking about their monumental release, Darren Forbes explained:
“Losing Your Mind is a song about struggle and survival, and things we’ve seen growing up where we’re from in Fife. It tells the stories of numerous characters we’ve known along the way and the things they do just to get by. Sometimes it feels like an achievement just to make it from one day to the next without losing your mind.”
Accompanied by an evocative lyric video - a collaboration with legendary Glasgow photographer Brian Anderson, whose black and white reportage images of city life in all its guises brings an extra poignancy to the song as it builds to an anthemic peak.