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The Cut Throat Razors
September 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£ 8
with Parallel Lights.
One of the best bands I’ve discovered this year… the eponymous “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, a swaggering bold declaration that could get even the most miserable of people dancing on a rainy day – The Indiependent
Winners of the 2014 Sunday Herald Unsigned Band competition, The Cut Throat Razors are an 11 piece band writing songs about love, libation and liberation !
Their latest EP – Motown’s Lost It’s Soul – was released in November 2015 and since then they have opened the Main Stage at the Wickerman Festival, headlined the Oxjam Takeover inaugural event and played King Tuts Wah Wah Hut.
They have a big punchy sound, evoking classic ska, motown, new wave, big band swing and polka. At times they are theatrical and comical and at others political and melancholic. This is the Cut Throat Razors. You will find them strangely unique, or perhaps, uniquely strange …
With influences from bands such as Blink182, Angels & Airwaves, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and many more, Parallel Lights consists of Jamie Morrow (Guitar & Vocals), Paul Newling (Bass guitar & Vocals), Shane Steven (Drums) and David Mclaughlin (Guitar). In November 2015 the Band went into Edinburgh to record four songs, Lost & Alone, The Battlefield, Dance the Night and Last chance. Since then the band have continued to write new music, with the hopes of having an album finished later this year.
In March 2016, the band played their first show at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate. previewing new songs “He Said, She Said”, “Untitled” and ” Do it Again.” The band were on a high for days after hitting the stage with the thrill, the nerves and the joy of the dream coming true. This only helped them realise “this is what we were born to do” and the aim from now on is to continue writing songs, playing shows and, most importantly, to enjoy every minute of it !