Shambolics

Live Act Indie Britpop Rock
Shambolics - Indie Britpop Rock Live Act in Kirkcaldy

Shambolics Short Info

Shambolics are a four-piece dreamy rock & roll band hailing from Kirkcaldy, Fife inspired by some of the best indie bands from the past 30 years with a hint of 60's psychedelia, 70's harmonies and 80's clean guitar chimes to boot.
The band are Lewis McDonald on lead vocals/ guitar, Darren Forbes on guitar/ backing vocals, Jordan McHatton on bass and Andrew (Pandy) Findlay on drums.
Formed in the summer of 2015 the band have created a buzz and have already earned a loyal local fanbase simply through word of mouth from the few exciting live shows they have performed so far in Fife. Despite their lack of appearances they have already bagged support slots with English alternative indie dance band The Sunshine Underground and Scottish indie darlings The View.
‘The Shams’, as they’re known to fans, recorded their debut EP at S9fifty studios in Glenrothes, with the three tracks on it perfectly introducing the world to Shambolics’ music. Lead track ‘Scarlett Harlett’ is an indie foot stomper about infidelity, led with an irresistibly catchy guitar hook that will stick in your head forever. ‘Lowlife Lane’ sees vocal duties fall to Darren Forbes and illustrates a completely different side to their music, with a shift change to a darker psychedelic style, reminiscent at times of classic Kinks, about the stark reality of life for a young man growing up in Fife in the lost generation. ‘When She Goes Home’ is a sheer summer anthem, reminiscent of fellow Fifers Sergeant. Lewis McDonald is back on lead vocals, telling the tale of an impressionable young woman’s night on the town, she just wants to be loved, but always regrets her actions the next day.
Shambolics continue to grow as a band at their Eggman Studios base in Dunfermline with more music and more gigs in the pipeline.

Shambolics are a four-piece dreamy rock & roll band hailing from Kirkcaldy, Fife inspired by some of the best indie bands from the past 30 years with a hint of 60's psychedelia, 70's harmonies and 80's clean guitar chimes to boot.
The band are Lewis McDonald on lead vocals/ guitar, Darren Forbes on guitar/ backing vocals, Jordan McHatton on bass and Andrew (Pandy) Findlay on drums.
Formed in the summer of 2015 the band have created a buzz and have already earned a loyal local fanbase simply through word of mouth from the few exciting live shows they have performed so far in Fife. Despite their lack of appearances they have already bagged s...

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Past Gigs Shambolics

  • 12 | 2016 Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy
  • 09 | 2016 The Live Room, Manchester

Media

  • Video Shambolics - When She Goes ...
  • Video Shambolics - Scarlett Harle...
  • Video Shambolics - When She Goes ...

Origin

  • Kirkcaldy GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Lewis McDonald Lead vocals/ guitar
  • Darren Forbes Vocals/ guitar
  • Jordan McHatton Bass
  • Andrew Findlay Drums