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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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  2.   Geraldine
  3.   It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
  4.   Daddy's Gone
  5.   Flowers And Football Tops
  6.   Acrobat
  7.   If
  8.   A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
  9.   Lonesome Swan
  10.   The Prettiest Thing on Saltcoats Beach
  11.   Stronger Than Dirt
  12.   Finished Sympathy
  13.   Go Square Go
  14.   Silent Night (Noapte De Vis)
  15.   The Words That Maketh Murder
  16.   Press <Play>
  17.   I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be with You)
  18.   Secret Truth
  19.   All I Want Is My Baby
  20.   Choices
  21.   Youngblood
  22.   Later... When the TV Turns to Static
  23.   Come As You Are
  24.   A Little Thing Called Fear
  25.   Please Come Back Home
  26.   Careful What You Wish For
  27.   Cruel Moon
  28.   7AM Eternally
  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.   Change
  36.   Polmont On My Mind
  37.   Stabbed
  38.   S.A.D. Light
  39.   Ice Cream Van
  40.   Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
  41.   Georgia, Walk With Me
  42.   Whatever Hurts You Through the Night
  43.   Fuck You, It's Over
  44.   Neon Bedroom
  45.   Magazine
  46.   Dream Dream Dreaming
  47.   Pain Pain Never Again
  48.   Lots Sometimes
  49.   Neon Bedroom Bluer
  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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