SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #294: SHITDISCO

I’ve only one track from list lot on the hard drive, courtesy of it being included on a CD given away free in 2008 with a Sunday newspaper, and I know hee-haw about them. Here’s an edited take from wiki:-

Shitdisco were a dance-punk band from Glasgow, Scotland. They formed in 2003 while studying at the Glasgow School of Art, consisting of Joel Stone (bass, guitar, vocals), Joe Reeves (bass, guitar, vocals), Jan Lee (keyboards, backing vocals) and Darren Cullen (drums). The band’s first single “Disco Blood”/”I Know Kung Fu” was released in December 2005. Signed to record label Fierce Panda, their debut album Kingdom of Fear was released on 16 April 2007.

The album was recorded in London with former Clor guitarist turned producer Luke Smith. It was scheduled to be recorded in two sessions, with the 2nd session taking place after the band had completed the NME New Rave Tour (Oct 2006) supporting Klaxons. During the tour however, after a gig in Birmingham, drummer Darren Cullen fell from the roof of the band’s tour bus, breaking his right wrist, requiring an operation and the fitting of a metal plate. For the second recording session, Kieron Pepper, live drummer for The Prodigy, was brought in to play on two tracks.

Jan Lee left the band in January 2008 to concentrate on his career as an illustrator, and later also entered the restaurant business. He was replaced by Tom Straughan, similarly on keyboards and backing vocals.

In 2009 the band split after mutual agreement. Members went on to form the bands Age of Consent and Ubre Blanca, while drummer Darren Cullen has also pursued a career in political art.

mp3: Shitdisco – Lover Of Others

I’ve had a look, and it seems this was a track from the debut, and as it turned out, sole album. Listening to it again for the first time in years, I can see why I didn’t pursue things.

JC

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