Pete riding on Crest of a wave with new single
Coatbridge singersongwriter Pete MacLeod has told the Ticket he is “hugely excited” to release the first official single from his second album.
Titular LP track ‘Crestfallen’ hit digital formats last Friday and the song opens with a guitar hook played by James McCartney, son of legendary Beatle Paul. Pete says this helps set the tone for the album and leads the way to an “ambient experience”. The tune combines Pete’s trademark knee-buckling vocals with a chorus that has anthemic attributes soaring throughout. He has been working with renowned producer Youth, who counts Pink Floyd and Primal Scream among previous collaborators, to craft the “eclectic Balearic record”.
Kirkwood musician Pete said: “Electronic music has become more and more relevant and interesting in creating different sounds and ideas today.
“I listen to a lot of it morning, noon and night and it was something natural for me to create with my own songs, lyrics and music.
“That’s pretty much the tone of the LP. I’m very happy with the result. I feel it’s a very unique and diverse album.”
‘Crestfallen’s’ release follows hot on the heels of Pete’s massively successful supporting slot for Madchester’s finest, The Happy Mondays.
Pete opened for the Salford alternative rock band on eight dates of their British tour, rubbing shoulders with Shaun Ryder, Bez and co. in front of packed audiences at venues including Glasgow’s O2 Academy.
The tour was to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of the band’s seminal ‘Pills, Thrills & Bellyaches’ album, which contains hit singles ‘Step On’, ‘Kinky Afro’ and ‘Loose Fit’.
A delighted Pete said after the tour: “It was a true pleasure touring with the Happy Mondays and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for their fans.
“The venues were mostly packed and that’s not always the case when you support acts, so respect to the music fans for that.
“I enjoyed the shows very much and the Mondays are all great people, as well as talented.
“We all got on really well and I was humbled to receive their kind words.”
‘Crestfallen’ is available now from iTunes and to find out more about Pete’s music and upcoming gigs, visit www.petemacleod.net