Rock & roll four-piece, GANGS are delighted to announce the release of their official single Thieves, out now via Smooth Action Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
On Thieves GANGS announce themselves as ‘ones to watch’ with an exhilarating two and a half minute banger where the band exhibit all their best qualities; grimy caustic vocals prowl your ear drums, relentless raw guitar pieces soar, all harnessed beautifully by a tight rhythm section that propels GANGS, kicking and screaming, into a booming outro of frenzied distortion and affected screaming vocals. The video for Thievespremiered on Clash and is now available to watch on the band’s YouTube channel.
Born out of the dregs at the bottom of a double Jack and Coke, the band have had a sharp rise to prominence in their hometown having come together in the shadowy underbelly of Glasgow during its cold winter months.
Combining elements of American garage rock and psychedelic rock made famous by the likes of The Stooges, with the modern punk rock swagger of bands like Slaves and Royal Blood, GANGS have very much laid down their marker as a booming, anthemic rock band with plenty of attitude to burn.
GANGS were formed in 2016 when Steven Young (vocals, guitar), Stevie McLaren (guitar), Marc MacCallum (bass, vocals) and Stephen Forbes (drums) came together through their mutual love of all things rock & roll. Refreshingly, the band are forthright in their belief that they are content writing songs they believe in, rather than being populist, maintaining that they want to run their own race, all the while creating music they enjoy making. This desire to enjoy themselves is clearly infectious with many tastemakers within the music industry supporting the band with the likes of Amazing Radio, Tenement TV, Little Indie Blogs, Mad Mackerel, Fortitude Magazine and Clash Magazine all offering Thieves glowing praise.
You can join the band for a celebration of their release of Thieves this evening as they host a special launch show in Glasgow at Broadcast with tickets available to purchase on the website.
Thieves by GANGS is out now via Smooth Action Records and is available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.