‘Square go’: Whitburn band The Snuts battle Demi Lovato for number one album chart spot

West Lothian’s The Snuts are in a race to the top of the UK album charts against an award-winning global star with their debut album, W.L.

If The Snuts debut at number one they will become the first Scottish band to do so since The View with their 2007 album, ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’.
If The Snuts debut at number one they will become the first Scottish band to do so since The View with their 2007 album, ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’.

Their debut album, which features Radio 1 playlisted single ‘Somebody Loves You’, and fan favourite ‘Glasgow’, is up against global superstar Demi Lovato’s comeback album in the race for number one.

If the Whitburn band reach the top spot, they will be the first Scottish band to do so since The View in 2007 with their album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’.

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On their Instagram, the band commented: "Today we found out that we are about to embark in the biggest fight of our lives (square go).

“This Friday the count is in with The Infamous Snuts in a showdown of the ages for the number 1 album spot. Are you with us?"

From their day jobs working in construction to grafting the toilet circuit, blood, sweat, tears and countless shows have been poured into the album.

“W.L. is our lifetime work. It’s a collection of milestones and melodies that time stamp a dream we had becoming a reality,” lead singer Jack Cochrane said. “It’s a record about being true, loving and resilient.”

Their album was produced by Tony Hoffer, who also produced for Beck, Phoenix, and M83, and recorded at the Firepit London, and encapsulates the band’s journey from four working class kids growing up with a dream in Whitburn, to becoming one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.

In September, the band are set to play three consecutive sold out nights at Glasgow’s Barrowlands and a sold out show at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange in October.

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