Jan 16 2013 By Michael Pringle
The Blackout are currently touring to promote their new album "Start the Party". The Welsh rockers will be playing two shows at King Tut's in Glasgow on Sunday; a matinee show for those aged 14 and over and a later show for over-18s only.
The album features 11 new tracks of non-stop, high-energy, full-monty, balls-to-wall rock anthems, the latest release from Merthyr Tydfil's brightest stars is an explosion of unbridled energy.
Singer Gavin Butler said: "Music can be a great form of escapism and we tried to fully encapsulate that with this record.
"There's a lot of bands out there at the moment that do deal with this depression and the shit state of the world, but that's just not us. We wanted to write about enjoying yourself and not worrying about things. Take a half hour out of your life, switch off and hear something fun."
Co-vocalist Sean Smith added: "The band have created a wealth of hooks and catchy melodies. It's about positivity, moving on and getting on with life.
These songs will further cement The Blackout's position as one of the most entertaining and enigmatic live bands in the UK."
The rockers will be joined by Manchester five-piece outfit Sonic Boom Six who are causing quite a stir at the moment following the release of their latest self-titled studio album. Also on the bill are The Proxies.
Doors open for the matinee gig at 4pm on Sunday, January 20 while the show for those old enough to consume alcohol will start at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £13.50 for each show. More info at www.kingtuts.co.uk