Vigo Thieves are set to re­lease a de­but al­bum

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Gregg Kelly

Wishaw’s Vigo Thieves re­cently an­nounced that their Pledge Mu­sic cam­paign to help fund the re­lease of their de­but al­bum ‘Heart­beats’ had been a suc­cess.

The Wishaw na­tives have been fever­ishly work­ing away in the stu­dio, putting the fi­nal touches to their much an­tic­i­pated first al­bum, and on Au­gust 7 re­vealed on their Pledge Mu­sic page that the al­bum was ready. The five piece, con­sist­ing of Ste­vie Jukes on vo­cals, Gor­don Phipps on bass, Barry Cowan on gui­tar, Chris Gor­man on vo­cals, pi­ano and synth, and Alan Jukes on drums have been caus­ing rip­ples in the Scot­tish mu­sic scene since they formed in 2010.

The first un­signed band to sell out two con­sec­u­tive nights at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, ‘The Vigo’s’ have qui­etly prov­ing the hype that sur­rounds them is more than jus­ti­fied.

“Be­lieve”, their most re­cent sin­gle, was cho­sen as Scot­land’s Euro 2016 an­them, and it’s lucky for fans of the band that they seem to taste a lit­tle more suc­cess than Gor­don Stra­chan’s un­for­tu­nate Scot­land team.

With a sound sim­i­lar to Las Ve­gas su­per­stars The Killers mashed with an 80’s synth pop vibe, there’s noth­ing quite like the Vigo Thieves in the charts at the mo­ment, and with their new al­bum primed for re­lease. It’s about time the whole world fell un­der the Vigo spell.

Form­ing at around about the same time as The La­fontaines, an­other Wishaw band the La­fontaines buoyed by pub­lic­ity, re­leased their crit­i­cally ac­claimed de­but al­bum ‘Class.,

The Vigo Thieves, how­ever, have bided their time be­fore de­cid­ing to re­lease ‘Heart­beats’.

Vigo Thieves fans were of­fered a va­ri­ety of in­cen­tives to pledge on site, vary­ing from a dig­i­tal copy of the de­but al­bum, to a signed bass gui­tar. One of the more in­ven­tive pledges even guar­an­teed an op­por­tu­nity to play the band at five-a-side foot­ball!

With the highly -an­tic­i­pated ‘Heart­beats’ due for re­lease in Au­tumn and the band re­cently an­nounc­ing a se­ries of in­ti­mate gigs for lucky pledgers, you can be al­most cer­tain that Wishaw’s very own rock and roll stars will be go­ing “Vigo daft”, very soon, in a venue near you.

Heart­beats is due to be re­leased on Septem­ber 26.

Mean­time, check Vigo Thieves on Face­book for news on their up-and­com­ing gigs.

Ready to rock Pop­u­lar Vigo Thieves

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