Glasvegas

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Glasvegas is a Scottish alternative rock band that formed in Glasgow in 2003. The band consists of James Allan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rab Allan (lead guitar, backing vocals), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Caroline McKay (drums).

Glasvegas' debut album was released on September 8, 2008, to huge critical acclaim seemingly only shortly after initial interest from their MySpace Demos and Alan McGee's blogs about the band. The self-titled album was co-produced by James Allan & Rich Costey (also worked with Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Muse) and recorded in New York.

The winners of the 2008 NME 'Philip Hall Radar Award' for most promising new band, they've released two hit singles from the album, "Geraldine" and "Daddy's Gone," and were a must-see band at this year's Glastonbury, T In The Park, Latitude, Underage and Reading/Leeds.

The band played their largest headlining shows to date in the UK in November/December 2008, which coincided with a special Christmas-themed mini-album, A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss).

From Lastfm:

Glasvegas are a Scottish indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band consists of James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) and Jonna Löfgren (drums). The band received critical acclaim for their debut album Glasvegas which was released in September 2008, reaching No. 2 in the UK Album Charts and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in September 2009.

The NME declared, "If The Libertines defined the start of the decade and Arctic Monkeys its middle, then Glasvegas are almost certainly going to define its end and beyond.

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From Wikipedia:

Glasvegas are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Glasgow in 2003. The band consists of James Allan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rab Allan (lead guitar, backing vocals), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar, backing vocals). Previous drummer Caroline McKay left in March 2010.

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