Tough shift for Clarkston trio

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A decade ago, Andy and Lewis started playing music in their bedooms, dreaming one day of stardom.

Now, the Clarkston pair are well on their way to success.

Lewis Murphy (21), a former St Ninian’s high school pupil, and Williamwood’s Andy Black (20) played their first gig at Clarkston Halls in 2009.

A year later, fellow Williamwood former pupil Adam Teiger (19) joined them.

Lewis told The Extra: “Going from Clarkston Halls to launching our debut album at The Arches is a dream come true, something we never thought we’d accomplish so quickly.”

Now, Scarlet Shift return from a period in the studio with a new single, headline show at The Arches and their brand spanking new debut album, Found.

The band’s multi-tiered album compositions are impressively constructed by Murphy’s seamless ability to simultaneously juggle piano, drums and vocals alongside Black’s hook-laden guitar riffs and echoing harmonies and Teiger’s bass and synth trickery.

Together their shared vocal melodies and three-part harmonies effortlessly float above huge post-rock riffs, dynamic drums, jangling 
guitars and intricate piano parts.

Andy added: “Recording the album at Chem 19 where the likes of Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Admiral Fallow and Deacon Blue have been before us was something we didn’t think we’d be able to do for another five, maybe 10 years of being a band.

“We believe these are the best songs we’ve written.”

To mark the launch of their debut album —being released tomorrow — Scarlet Shift headline The Arches the same night, supported by Colour-Coded and Waiting For Go.

Tickets cost £7 (+booking fee) from www.thearches.co.uk/events/gigs/scarlet-shift , and doors are open at 7pm.