Following on from their visceral debut album Amphetamine Ballads which we here at Far Out devoured like a skag head and a spoonful of joy, comes Glasgow bred The Amazing Snakeheads latest release; ‘Can’t Let You Go’. It’s gritty, raw and our Track of the Day.
Recorder with the legendary Clive Langer (Madness, Morrissey, Elvis Costello) saw Barclay turn his hand to another slice of home-truth pie and deliver a similarly scathing attack on our sociological statuses straight to the moosh.
Following the departure of the other two founding members might have deterred many from this raucous round-up of all things under-belly. But Barclay is fronting this change with a snarling grin and a knowing assurance in his own ability. ‘Can’t Let You Go’, released on December 1st on Domino Records, just puts the boot in further that Barclay means business and isn’t afraid to take anybody on when it comes to his art.
With ‘Can’t Let You Go’ Barclays’ chin is now firmly on a platter waiting for the perfect sucker-punch of cynicism, muttering through gritted teeth.
“Go on, fookin dae it. Naw? Dinnae think so”.
We won’t either.
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05 Edinburgh, The Caves
06 Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
08 Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club
09 Hull, Fruit Space
11 Glasgow, Art School Union
12 York, The Duchess
13 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
14 Sheffield, The Plug
15 Manchester, Sound Control
16 Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill
17 Leicester, The Musician
18 Cardiff, SWN Festival
19 Dublin, Grand Social
21 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
22 Brighton, The Haunt
23 London, Electric Ballroom
24 Northampton, Roadmender
25 Bristol, Simple Things Festival