An East Kilbride band are looking forward to a brighter 2021 with the release of a brand new single.
Beafets released their new song, Open Letter, last month after almost a year of no new music
The band consists of Adam McMonagle (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), John Loughran (lead guitar), Scott Taylor (bass guitar) and Aaron Johnston (drums).
After a hard year as a band in 2020, the band haven’t been able to meet up and play gigs like usual.
But being able to get back in the studio was a huge moment for the band, as they started to get a sense of normality again.
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Frontman Adam said: “I think that the whole band would agree that the day in the studio was one of the best of the year.
“We recorded with Jamie Holmes, who has done a few of our singles, in Chem19 studio in Glasgow.
“Having worked with Jamie so much over the years, he really understands how we work and is able to guide us along to get the best results.
“Whenever we are with Jamie we always leave with a song that sounds so much better to what we walked in with.
“But it was the day spent with the band that felt really special I think.
“It was the first time we had all been together for so long, and we just had a really great laugh and enjoyed it all so much.”
The track has been in the works for some time, originally starting as an acoustic track before growing arms and legs into a full band track.
And it has received a lot of online attention as well, with blogs and celebrities picking up on the song.
Adam said: “This is probably one of our stronger releases, and it has done really well we think as well. The craziest thing was that Robert Carlyle tweeted the song out, which we never even knew was going to happen.
“We think what happened was that he was listening to an online radio station and the song was played and he liked it.
“He must have liked it a lot, because he tweeted out the link for the song the next day. It was quite surreal, he is a huge icon in Scotland.”
Going into 2021, the Beafets boys hope to record more music as well as finally get back to gigging.
They were meant to play a show just before lockdown in March 2020, but that has since been cancelled.
“I think gigging, in any capacity, is what all bands really want in 2021. It has been so long since we have been on stage.”