FOR Glasgow-based band Acrylic, headlining King Tut’s is a dream come true.

The Scottish five-piece are set to drop their debut EP at the end of the month and will celebrate with a performance at the iconic city centre venue.

Band members Ross Patrizio and Jack Lyall told the Evening Times that fans can expect an energetic show with plenty of bite.

They said: “Having formed and grown as a band here in Glasgow, it’s always been a dream of ours to headline King Tut’s.

“We had an amazing sold out show at The Hug and Pint last year and haven’t played a headline since. The time felt right to go for it. It’ll be an amazing night.

“Our style lends itself to live performance. It’s tough to pin down exactly where our sound sits as we incorporate a wide range of personal influences. We don’t want to spoil the surprise though – our best advice is to come and decide for yourself.”

The band’s highlights over the past year include opening for Palace at their sold out show in Edinburgh, performing at the OnBlackheath festival in London, and joining forces with Scottish Fiction to promote their music.

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The alt-pop quintet are now gearing towards releasing their first substantial body of work, All I Am EP.

They said: “That’s our main focus.

“Besides King Tut’s, we also have launch shows in London and Edinburgh planned with some amazing support bands. After that, we have some really exciting plans for summer, but that’ll have to stay under wraps for now.”

Lyrically, a current of anxiety runs through the EP with opening track, Where I Lie, exploring fragile connections, the see-saw between feelings of uncertainty in relationships, and moments of clarity and assurance.

In Here/Tonight is perhaps the most straightforward rock track on the album, but it is not without its novel features. The sweet percussion is irregular and off-kilter at times, dragging listeners back from the apparently simpler moments and from a false sense of security. The track is juxtaposed with the sensitive and sweet Overrun, which takes full advantage of Acrylic’s math-rock guitar tendencies.

The titular – and final – track closes the EP. A seven-minute epic that traces through all the ideas of the previous three tracks, tying them into a finale of solemn, yet epic, proportions.

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The band noted: “We’ve always felt most comfortable as a live band, but since meeting Jamie and Paul Savage at Chem19 studios, that’s all changed a bit. They’ve really enhanced our capabilities as a studio band and recording is something we now get excited about.

“Lyrically our songs are all very emotional and introspective, so inspiration tends to come from relationships and social dynamics more generally.

“Jamming is something that’s never really worked for us. We’ve always found it best to develop ideas pretty thoroughly with acoustic guitars before they get close to a studio. Whenever we try to write a song by improvising in the studio it ends up sounding like a song that’s been improvised in the studio.”

All I Am EP will be released on March 30 via Scottish Fiction Records. The band will be playing at King Tut’s in Glasgow that same night.

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