It’s no secret that that the Get Around Glasgow team have been big fans of the State Broadcasters over the last few years and have been eagerly waiting for the release of their second album “Ghosts We Must Carry”. Well the wait is over as the new album is available from today (Monday 17th Sep). The album can be purchased from all the usual online places as well as the good records shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh (Monorail, Avalanche & Love Music)

As always with the State Broadcasters you can expect lush instrumentation, heart-felt poignant lyrics and the best use of the trombones outside of Jamaica’s Alpha School for wayward boys. The album is probably darker in tone than the “The Ship and the Iceberg” but what it lacks in levity it makes up in beautiful aching melancholy that seeps under your skin. Songs of heartache, bakeries and hillwalking all nestle wonderfully together in an album that has jumped leaps and bounds forward in its production skills from the band’s debut, a testament to Pete MacDonald who has also produced many other notable bands in Glasgow over the last year.

Graeme & Pete from the State Broadcasters - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Graeme & Pete from the State Broadcasters – © Get Around Glasgow Photos

With their first album “The Ship & The Iceberg” being released on Stow College’s Electric Honey label, famous for also releasing early albums and singles by Belle & Sebastian & Snow Patrol the band have switched to Olive Grove records who are building up a roster of heavily tipped and exciting Scottish talent. Alongside the State Broadcasters is the glorious Joe Mango, The Son(s) and Randolph’s Leap who been talked about in all the right places this summer. So if you haven’t heard of Olive Grove records yet you will probably will very soon and now would be a great time to get ahead of the curve.

The band will be having an official album launch on Sunday the 21st October at the Wellington Hall just off University Avenue in the west of Glasgow. As well as the launch of the album it the night will also be the first screening of the bands video for “Trespassers” directed by Bafta winning Jessica Ashman. There are also rumours that the fabulous Eagle Owl from Edinburgh will be the support on the night. So it’s sounds like it will be a night everyone should be pencilling into the diaries.

Gillian from the State Broadcasters - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Gillian from the State Broadcasters – © Get Around Glasgow Photos

After the album launch gig, the band are embarking on a crazy run of gigs (by their standard) which will take them up to the end of the year, so if you fancy checking them out, you will have plenty of opportunities to do so. Their full list of upcoming gigs can be found on their site at the following page: Upcoming Gigs

The following links will hopefully be of interest and help you to learn more about the group:

Label: Olive Grove Records