From the hot-bed of artists emerging from North of the border comes Glasgow’s latest export. A band that deconstructs everything you thought you knew about Scottish Alt-Rock, and in its place paints an image of soaring post-punk symphony, epic meandering melody and an unstoppable energy tantamount to a Glaswegian bar brawl. Their name is United Fruit, and they release their explosive new single ‘Open Your Eyes’ on October 27th 2014.
Having performed live sessions for BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Scotland, alongside airtime on the BBC Radio 1 Review Show, the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, XFM and Capitol FM, United Fruit certainly aren’t without their notches on the music accolade bedpost. When you add to that their multitude of UK and European tours, festival billings, and support shows with the likes of Dananananaykroyd, Twin Atlantic and Twilight Sad, it becomes strikingly apparent that United Fruit truly are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Their accomplished sound is tantamount to Sonic Youth’s guitar discord trading blows with the stand-out vocals of the band’s frontman Iskander Stewart, and is perfectly exemplified on the latest single ‘Open Your Eyes’.
United Fruit release ‘Open Your Eyes’ through First Run Records on October 27th 2014, available as 250 limited edition 7” vinyl records and from all good digital stores. The band are also coming towards the end of their full UK tour this October, with the final show at Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazy venue on October 24th.