Following the announcement of their raucous, hook laden debut album, W.L. – out 19th March on Parlophone Records – The Snuts have today released their infectious new single ‘Somebody Loves You’, which premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, alongside an emotionally uplifting video for the track.
A love song for the ages, with its title deep-rooted in the desire to check in on people closest to us, the radio-ready indie-pop tune sees the band step into another direction with ‘Somebody Loves You’.
“Three simple words: ‘Somebody Loves You’, spray painted all across my city. It is a simple but powerful reminder,” Jack said of the track. “As the days disappeared into months, I noticed myself and everyone around me scrambling to stay in touch, to check up on each other. There was something really special about this to me. I don’t think anyone really saw that coming. It shouldn’t take a global pandemic to remind us how important the people we care about are, but I’m kind of glad it did.”
A charity close to their hearts, the band teamed up with the Scottish Refugee Council to create the video and help raise awareness for the charity. Directed by Michael Sherrington and shot in Glasgow, the video follows the lives of people directly affected by the actions and efforts of the charity, who with the help of the Scottish Refugee Council have made a home in Glasgow. As well as the band donating the video budget to the charity, the band’s label, Parlophone Records, will also donate all proceeds from downloads of the single.
Speaking of the video Jack said, “When our record label asked what we’d do if they gave us the full video budget, immediately we decided to use our platform to help bring attention to the Scottish Refugee Council here in Glasgow. The song for us is a universal message of love and compassion and the work of this charity and others like it is something I am particularly inspired by.” He continued, “It is exactly this sense of an expanding and welcoming community spirit we hope to portray with this video.”
Hailing from Whitburn, West Lothian, The Snuts have well and truly found their stride on W.L.. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83) and recorded at the Firepit London, the album encapsulates the band’s journey from four working class kids growing up with a dream in Whitburn, to becoming one of the UK’s most exciting and vital bands of the new decade.
Adored up and down the country for their uninhibited, sweat-drenched live shows, the band have also announced a UK tour for May/June 2021, including 3 sold-out dream shows at Glasgow’s Barrowland. Tickets on sale now from HERE
The Snuts play the following UK and Irish shows:
Fri 30th LIVERPOOL, Sound City
Sat 1st DORSET, Teddy Rocks
Sun 2nd CARDIFF, Globe SOLD OUT
Tues 4th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Weds 5th LEEDS, Stylus SOLD OUT
Thurs 6th MIDDLESBROUGH, Town Hall Crypt SOLD OUT
Sat 8th NORWICH, Waterfront
Mon 10th BRISTOL, Fleece
Tues 11th OXFORD, O2 Academy
Weds 12th MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz SOLD OUT
Fri 14th EDINBURGH, Corn Exchange SOLD OUT
Sat 15th LONDON, O2 Kentish Town Forum
Mon 17th DERBY, The Venue
Tues 18th BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
Weds 19th EXETER, Phoenix
Fri 21st COLCHESTER, Arts Centre
Sat 22nd HULL, Asylum
Sun 23rd BLACKPOOL, Waterloo SOLD OUT
Tues 25th DUBLIN, Button Factory
Weds 26th BELFAST, Empire
Fri 28th LEEDS, Temple Newsham
Sat 29th WARRINGTON, Neighbourhood Weekender
Sun 30th NEWCASTLE, This Is Tomorrow
Tues 1st BIRMINGHAM, Sonic Wave Closing Party – O2 Institute
Tues 8th GLASGOW, Barrowland SOLD OUT
Thurs 10th GLASGOW, Barrowland SOLD OUT
Fri 11th GLASGOW, Barrowland SOLD OUT
The Snuts are: Jack Cochrane (vocals/guitar), Joe McGillveray (guitar), Callum ‘29’ Wilson (bass) and Jordan ‘Joko’ Mackay (drums).
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About Scottish Refugee Council
Scottish Refugee Council are an independent charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection. Through direct services they provide practical support, advice and a listening ear to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way.