Every once in a great while a band comes down the pike with all the right elements in place. A Spectorian wall-of-sound, distorted Mary Chain-likeguitars, a female Mo Tucker-inspired drummer, a singer with a soulfulScottish brogue, a Wayfarer-wearing, man-in-black style, a bit of Bunnymenesque mystery, and a name that simultaneously celebrates their hometown while giving a wink to Sin City.
The band I write of is Glasvegas,a Scottish quartet that's been making noise in the U.K. for the pastfew years and has started to build a significant buzz Stateside.
Originallyformed in late 2003 by singer/guitarist James Allan, his cousin,guitarist Rab Allen, bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Ryan Ross,Glasvegas first gained notice by gigging live and issuing a series ofself-released singles. When Ross left the fold the band, Caroline McKaywas recruited.Read More »from Viva Glasvegas!!!