Written over 8,000 miles away from Fife in the Falkland Islands where Craig
was then deployed with the Royal Air Force, the joyous, gleeful bounce of the resulting track was actually a
period which saw him dealing with incredibly fraught circumstances. The cathartic nature of creating music
and the building of a crack team of musicians and an attack plan upon his return home is testament to
both the tenacity of Craig and musical partner Fraser and to the irresistible power of catchy melodies to
clear the mind and trigger a sonic boom of positivity.
Having already developed a taste for the music industry with previous bands, supporting the likes of
Catfish and the Bottlemen, We Are Scientists, Pigeon Detectives and Lewis Capaldi at his first ever gig (!),
the union of Craig and Fraser as Club Beirut looks to build upon these successes and bring their injection of
pop euphoria to an even wider audience. Having spent most of his musical career at the back of the stage
behind a drumkit, the new project offered Fraser a ticket to the full glare of the spotlight, swapping sticks
for strings and enjoying a new lease of life. Craig’s desire to produce such uplifting, hooky tracks was
forged in the Falkland Islands.