Scottish Rock Band Lonehead Release a Killer EP through Frantastic68 Records

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Glasgow band Lonehead celebrate their Jazz Killer EP release with a short movie reminiscent of the MTV generation. The video was directed by fellow Glaswegian Euan Anderson and features the band passing on a mysterious briefcase, with a humorous appearance from a genuine unwitting jogger.

Described by Julian Marszalek of The Quietus as “the Caledonian rock machine”, Lonehead gear up for a busy year ahead following the release of Jazz Killer EP to critical acclaim. Inspired by trailblazing pioneers such as Cream and The Who, they have written and performed their new tracks with a nod to modern day descendants in the shape of Manic Street Preachers and fellow Scots Biffy Clyro to form their own brand of classic rock. The heady and potent mix of the past and the present has resulted in, what is described as, a stunning collection of music that takes the best of its inspiration whilst possessing an undeniable and identifiable character of its own.

Hewn from the rock face that is Glasgow’s uncompromising rock scene, Lonehead is the result of what happens when three colossal talents collide to forge something new and irresistibly exciting. Singer/bassist Martin Jenkins has left his indelible mark on numerous Glaswegian musical projects. Guitarist ‘Uncle’ Jim Keilt, one of the city’s most recognizable talents, has previously lent his fret wizardry to the original West End production of The Who’s Tommy to the approval of Pete Townshend, as well playing with the legendary John Otway as well as fronting his own bands and being an integral part of popular circuit band The Halos. Completing the line-up is drummer Mark Brown, best known for his tenure with Cosmic Rough Riders who released five albums for Alan McGee’s Poptones label.

Jazz Killer was co/produced mixed and mastered by Stuart McCredie (The Fratellis, Glasvegas, Blue Nile, John Fratelli and The Codeine Velvet Club). The band are undertaking a series of gigs listed below with more being added:

Rockus GLASGOW -Thursday, July 24 @ 7:30 PM
Iron Ore Bike Rally CUMBRIA - Saturday, August 2
The Ferry GLASGOW - Sunday, August 24 Big Blues Day
Goole Bike Rally YORKSHIRE - Saturday, August 30
The Ferry GLASGOW - Sunday, September 14 Big Blues Day
The Ferry GLASGOW - Saturday, September 20 @ 7:45 PM
Killin Bike Rally - Friday, October 3 @ 8:00

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BIO by Julian Marszalek of The Quietus

What is certain is that there’s a chemistry at work here, an aligning of the stars that’s happened to create a musical unit that’s ready to seduce and be embraced by a world starved of music of quality and distinction.

Lonehead’s pedigree speaks for itself. Not for no reason is guitarist ‘Uncle’ Jim Keilt highly regarded as a legend among his fellow musicians in Glasgow. Few are the guitarists who have not only played on the first West End production of The Who’s classic concept piece, Tommy, but have also gained the approval of its creator, the legendary Pete Townshend. Having replaced Wild Willy Barratt in John Otway’s band, his guitar skills wowed audiences at the Reading Festival before playing with chart-toppers The Look. Having later worked with Chas Chandler, Keilt went on to write and play on Scotland’s 1990 World Cup hit, Say It With Pride, as well as continually providing material for other musicians.

Similarly, singer-bassist Martin Jenkins boasts a proud track that includes releases with Movie Culture, The Jeepseats and Spike. Having written for other artists and producers, Jenkins has proved himself to be an artist of distinction.

Drummer Mark Brown’s track record with Cosmic Rough Riders has yielded a legacy of five albums released on Alan McGee’s Poptones label while his live work saw the band guesting with artists such as U2, Paul Weller and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

Though individually impressive, Lonehead is an incredible fusion of talent that draws from the deep well of experience to drag rock music kicking and screaming into the 21st century. But what’s most important – as their growing legion of fans will confirm – is that Lonehead let the music do the talking. Are you listening? You should be.

The Quietus 2014

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