The Maginot Band release ‘Sombre Fayre’ single

January 22, 2013

For fans of… The Band, The Macabees, The Shins

The Maginot Band kickstart the new year in style with the release of brand new single, Sombre Fayre.

Arriving hot on the heels of their Christmas single, Veiled Clock, the Scots continue to demonstrate their ability to write contemporary yet challenging pop tunes, with a nod to classic genres of yesteryear the like of which The Band and The Beach Boys would be proud of.

You can view the video for Sombre Fayre below-

Sombre Fayre is available to stream from the A Badge of Friendship Soundcloud page.


There is a real earthy feel to the music The Maginot Band write and continue to explore. Sombre Fayre has moments of whimsical reflection and poignancy pouring out of the lyric content; while the music fluctuates in pace and mood, building towards a raucous conclusion at odds with the more melancholic nature of the track.

The Maginot Band hail from Caithness and have been writing music together on and off for the last few years. After numerous changes to their line-up, they finally settled as a six piece in late 2010 consisting of Jordan Shearer (vocals), Calvin Wilson (bass, vocals), Kevin Swanson (guitar, Vocals), Jamie Swanson (guitar), Liam Whittles (organ, piano) and Darren Coghill (drums). Since the release of their debut EP and follow up single, the band have picked up support from the likes of God Is In The TV, BBC Introducing Scotland, Largehearted Boy and The Vinyl District as well as a feature in Jim Gellatly’s column in The Scottish Sun.

With the release of Sombre Fayre this month, a live set at Madhatters, Inverness on February 9th, as well as setting up dates for later in the year, The Maginot Band are aiming to make the most of 2013.

Sombre Fayre is released on 28th January 2013 via When You Awake Records and can be purchased on the The Maginot Band Bandcamp page.

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