Our Future Glory
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Our Future Glory

Comrie, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE

Comrie, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE
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The best kept secret in music

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"Allison Hagendorf's Sound Advice: Vol. 10"

"Best REALLY Not-So-Local Unsigned Band"

Our Future Glory –

These four guys braved the volcano and flew over from Dundee, Scotland, just to play this festival. That shows perseverance and some serious love for the U.S. Wow, we have so much in common; plus we all look great in kilts. - MAXIM.com - Allison Hagendorf


"Our Future Glory follow American dream."

Not really expecting anything back given the fact thousands of bands from across America and the rest of the world usually apply, it was a huge surprise when the organisers of the Florida Music Festival got in touch inviting them over.

After all, A&R people from Columbia, Warner Brothers, Sony BMG are all represented at the festival, so it's a massive 'well done' to the young four-piece whose previous biggest gig was supporting Reverend and the Makers at Dundee University recently.

"It turns out that of all the bands chosen, we're one of the very, very few from outside America and in the UK, and the only band from Scotland to be picked," bass player Sam Maina told Rocktalk.

"We are still taking on this major news and starting to get everything organised to fly over in two and a bit weeks, so we're still learning how seriously important this showcase will be for us. Over the years some chart-topping bands and solo acts — from Taylor Swift to FlyLeaf — were discovered at this showcase, and we believe that they called us over for a reason so we're going over with the highest hopes possible.

Powerful sound
"We're already in talks with film companies over in Orlando to film our set at the festival and are talking to promoters around the area to get us some local gigs."

For such a young band, Our Future Glory have already packed in a whole load of experiences.

Theirs is a huge, powerful sound reminiscent of Muse, with the alternative edge of Bloc Party wrapped up in the all-encompassing songwriting of Arcade Fire.

They've got some great tunes in The White Room and Answers, provide an entertaining and exciting live show every time, with soaring anthems and high-energy dance rock underpinned by excellent vocals, tasteful guitar licks and a superbly-tight rhythm section.

All students in Dundee, Sam, guitarist Euan Morrison and brothers Josh (drums) and Mo Liandu are all still between the ages of 19-21 but in their few years together they've sold over 700 copies of their debut EP, been aired on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio show, gigged all over Scotland and travelled to Poland to play.

And just last month they received over 2000 votes in a competition that led to the support slot for Reverend and the Makers at Dundee Uni.

And their name — an omen maybe?

Represent
Here's hoping, as Our Future Glory are heading out to the unknown to represent Scotland and Dundee to show the Americans that this country has much to offer.

But first they have to get there, which costs a lot of money and a whole load of organising.

"Our parents are paying our flights but we're fund-raising ourselves for food and travel when we're out there," Sam said.

"We've set up a donations appeal on our website but we're hoping to play a few fundraising gigs before we go."

Watch this space for news of any upcoming gigs and, in the meantime, you can listen to Our Future Glory at:

http://www.ourfutureglory.com
http://www.myspace.com/ourfutureglory
http://www.facebook.com/ourfutureglory - By Alan Wilson, Rocktalk writer. The Courier.


"Our Future Glory cleared for take-off after Airplay win."

Our Future Glory cleared for take-off after Airplay win
Dundee band Our Future Glory are reaching for the skies after emerging victorious from Scotland's most unusual music festival.

Over the past four weeks, passengers taking off from Glasgow Airport have been entertained by 20 acts, all competing for a prize of £1000 and the title of Airplay winner.

The Dundee four-piece are now on cloud nine after being voted the highest flyers.

Glasgow Airport hopes to mirror the success of Austin Bergstrom Airport in Texas, which regularly hosts music events as part of the internationally-renowned South by Southwest festival.

During the final, six acts performed in front of a live audience of passengers and airport staff, with the eventual winner chosen by a panel of expert judges, including David O'Hagan, A&R for Mercury Records, and Scott Paterson, vocalist for Glasgow band Sons and Daughters.

The event was hosted by broadcaster and champion of new music, Dundonian Jim Gellatly, and the finalists were drawn from across Scotland, with acts from Glasgow, Ayrshire, Dundee and Aberdeenshire represented.

Jim said, "The finalists represent the breadth of musical talent, not just in Glasgow, which is obviously renowned for its contribution to music, but across Scotland as a whole. This event is a celebration of new music and a recognition of the young talent emerging in Scotland.

"This is a great initiative from Glasgow Airport and its partners, and I hope it gives Our Future Glory and the other acts involved the big break they deserve." - By Alan Wilson, Rocktalk writer. The Courier.


Discography

'[eye] HEART' (EP) - 2008

"To Have And To Hold" (Single) - 2010

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