So in light of all this, I had a little chat with Ross Coll, bassist of So Many Animal Calls, about their signing and future plans.
“We were extremely excited when the guys at Overlook approached us about working together,” he said. “They’ve put out releases from some of our favourite local bands recently. We felt very privileged that they wanted to release our material.
“You can tell that Overlook is the type of label that work really hard for their bands, we got that impression immediately and we’re delighted to be part of the family.”
SMAC (as they are not known, but will be for the sake of brevity, which this bracket is not) had met Trapped in Kansas, who run the label, through various shows, before meeting to discuss the possibility of working together.
The band is now preparing to release new single, ‘Traps’ on February 13, with a show in Paisley on February 9 (with Discopolis and Bwani Junction) and an official launch at MILK Glasgow’s anti-Valentines show (with Carnivores) on February 15 to mark the occasion.
Coll praised producer at LOFI studios, Bruce Rintoul, for his input:
“Bruce as a producer is clinical and knows how a track should sound. We all had ideas in our head which we told him and when he came back to us with the final mix, the song sounded even better than we could imagine.
“[Traps] encapsulates everything we’re about as a band: wee twiddly guitar parts, big loud choruses, some heavy guitar parts and loud/quiet dynamics with a bit of reverb thrown in for good measure.”