Rocker serves up first taste of fol­low-up al­bum

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ian Bunt­ing

Pop­u­lar Coat­bridge singer­song­writer Pete MacLeod has re­leased the first track from his ea­gerly-awaited sec­ond al­bum.

The mu­si­cian has been work­ing with renowned pro­ducer Youth - who lists Pink Floyd, The Verve and Pri­mal Scream among his past col­lab­o­ra­tors – on the fol­low-up to de­but LP Rolling Stone.

Kirk­wood rocker Pete wanted to “craft an eclec­tic dance record” that show­cased his unique voice and song­writ­ing tal­ent, and if the first sin­gle is any­thing to go by, he ap­pears to have suc­ceeded.

Song Mino­taur is a per­fect slice of chilled-out Balearic sum­mer swoon­ing held aloft by a thump­ing beat, and would be equally happy be­ing played at a back gar­den bar­be­cue or sunset party.

A de­lighted Pete told the Ticket: “The truth is elec­tronic mu­sic is more rel­e­vant and more in­ter­est­ing than ever to­day.

“It’s where we are in 2015. Peo­ple want to dance, and rightly so. That’s why we’re mak­ing this al­bum.”

Pete is promis­ing to “mix things up” with the sopho­more ef­fort and has al­ready de­cided on a ti­tle, which he is keep­ing close to his chest.

He con­tin­ued: “I’ve de­cided on the ti­tle for the al­bum and it’s very ap­pro­pri­ate and fit­ting to the songs, the sound and why I do mu­sic in gen­eral.

“Although I have writ­ten all of the songs on my acous­tic guitar, it’s a dif­fer­ent ap­proach for me and I’m ex­cited to let it loose.

“Af­ter 20 years of play­ing live and writ­ing I felt it was time to lit­er­ally mix things up a bit and I guess that’s the best way to de­scribe what oth­ers can ex­pect from this al­bum when it is re­leased.

“The whole ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing with a leg­endary pro­ducer like Youth has been great and I’ve re­ally en­joyed the process.

“Hope­fully that is what oth­ers will hear when and if they press play and lis­ten to the sec­ond al­bum.”

Pete has also an­nounced he will be play­ing a set at the Brem­i­nale Fes­ti­val in Bremen, Ger­many, later this month.

He will take to the stage on Sun­day, July 19, from 5.30pm and fol­low­ing the news, tweeted: “De­lighted to an­nounce I’ll be play­ing at this year’s Brem­i­nale fes­ti­val in Ger­many.”

To find out more about Pete’s up­com­ing gigs, visit www. pe­temacleod.net/gigs or www. twit­ter.com/pe­temacleod

Mu­sic fans can lis­ten to Pete’s new sin­gle Mino­taur online at https:// soundcloud.com/pete-macleod/

Elec­tric Pete is ex­cited to re­lease new dance track Mino­taur

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