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Based in Glasgow, Scotland, indie rock quartet Glasvegas comprise cousins James Allan (singer and principal songwriter) and Rab Allan (guitar), bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Jonna Löfgren. Although they deftly fused a love of doo wop and classic, Spector-produced pop with a nod to some of the more intense and inventive guitar acts of the '80s, perhaps the band's defining attribute was in James Allan's earnest lyricism. Former Creation boss Alan McGee and ex-Libertines guitarist Carl Barât were so struck by a 2006 hometown performance by the band that each went on to ensure that more people witnessed their powerful live sets. Their third single, "Daddy's Gone," was ranked as the second best track of 2007 by NME and even led to the band striking up a friendship with Lisa Marie Presley after the song came to her attention. Next, their platinum-selling debut album, Glasvegas, received widespread praise following its release on Columbia in September 2008, and went on to be nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2009. Less than three months after the release of their debut, the Transylvania-recorded, Christmas-themed EP A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) was issued, bringing further acclaim. The band's sophomore full-length, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\, was written, demoed, and tracked at a beach house in Santa Monica, California during 2010 before undergoing final production under the direction of Flood in London. Before any recording had taken place, it was announced that original drummer Caroline McKay had left the band. Her replacement, Swedish music student Jonna Löfgren, joined Glasvegas after sessions for the album had been completed. On its release in April 2011, Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\ reached the Top Ten of the U.K. album chart and also hit the number one spot in Sweden. To promote the album, the band embarked on a second world tour, which incorporated their biggest European headline gigs to date as well as successful trips to both Australia and Japan. Then, in late 2013, Glasvegas returned with a self-produced third studio album, Later...When the TV Turns to Static, released through BMG. The next couple of years brought further live dates throughout Europe and North America, and Later... also enjoyed a summer 2014 release in Central and South America. To assist with promotion of the album in these territories, the Secret Truth EP was issued, before Allan relocated to Stockholm to work on new material. ~ Katherine Fulton & James Wilkinson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Geraldine
  3.   Daddy's Gone
  4.   It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
  5.   Flowers And Football Tops
  6.   If
  7.   A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
  8.   Polmont On My Mind
  9.   Fuck You, It's Over
  10.   S.A.D. Light
  11.   Lonesome Swan
  12.   Neon Bedroom
  13.   7AM Eternally
  14.   Stabbed
  15.   Silent Night (Noapte De Vis)
  16.   The Words That Maketh Murder
  17.   Press <Play>
  18.   Finished Sympathy
  19.   I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be with You)
  20.   Secret Truth
  21.   All I Want Is My Baby
  22.   Choices
  23.   Youngblood
  24.   Later... When the TV Turns to Static
  25.   Come As You Are
  26.   A Little Thing Called Fear
  27.   Please Come Back Home
  28.   Cruel Moon
  29.   Be My Baby
  30.   You
  31.   The World Is Yours
  32.   Shine Like Stars
  33.   I Feel Wrong
  34.   Euphoria, Take My Hand
  35.   Dream Dream Dreaming
  36.   Ice Cream Van
  37.   Go Square Go
  38.   Magazine
  39.   Careful What You Wish For
  40.   Acrobat
  41.   Georgia, Walk With Me
  42.   Whatever Hurts You Through the Night
  43.   Stronger Than Dirt
  44.   Pain Pain Never Again
  45.   Lots Sometimes
  46.   Change
  47.   The Prettiest Thing on Saltcoats Beach
  48.   Neon Bedroom Bluer
  49.   Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
  50.   Cheating Heart
  51.   Short Documentary
  52.   Julian Van Der Puss
  53.   GV Stripped: Live in Glasgow
  54.   Rab Clean
  55.   Aloha Jonna
  56.   Today's Weather
  57.   Barry the Mouse Interview
  58.   Behind the Scenes

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