Scottish guitar heroes top the album chart as the first Scottish band in 14 years to do so
All week guitar band The Snuts have been battling for the number one spot against pop royalty Demi Lovato and with a difference of just 272 chart sales the four piece put Scottish guitar music into the number one spot this afternoon with their debut album W.L. that features the singles Elephants and Somebody Loves You.
Hailing from West Lothian, just east of Glasgow and West of Edinburgh, The Snuts are a quartet consisting of Jack Cochrane, Joe McGillveray, Callum Wilson and Jordan Mackay who formed this newly chart-topping band whilst at school but in recent years they’ve done from strength to strength appearing on the main stage at TRANSMT festival and in a tv advertisement for Strongbow cider but now Jack and co have pulled off the biggest accomplishment of all becoming the first Scottish band since The View in 2007 to gain a number one album.
The album named W.L. is a raucous rock and roll triumph that now belongs to Scottish music history and the culture of the country. W.L. is brimming with sharp guitar riffs, fresh songwriting and a comforting reassurance that guitar music isn’t fading away. The new album is a diverse mix of slow, melancholic tunes such as Top Deck to the summer rock sounds of the bands hit song, Glasgow.
There’s a long-standing argument that guitar music is dead but The Snuts have proven it’s alive and kicking but, the real guitar scene belongs to Scotland whether you live it or not.
Stream W.L. by The Snuts here.