SHIFTER X
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SHIFTER X

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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"Debut album shows Shifter X in all their eclectic splendour"

LANARKSHIRE band Shifter X are hoping their debut album release will add them to the list of Scottish bands who’ve enjoyed success in the charts.

The band is made up of Ray Martin (vocals/guitar) from Lesmahagow, Andy Brooks (bass) from Coatbridge and Michael Whyte (keyboards) from Newton Mearns.

Working on their album, due out later this year, the band have recorded tracks which they say reflect their “wide range of musical styles.”

The first single from the album, Take My Breath Away, was released on iTunes for download earlier this month and is selling steadily.

Top Scots producer Andy Haldane did a remix of the single and this can be heard on Mike’s nights on L107fm.

Ray said: “The single is going great. It’s getting more popular every week.

“We’re in our first year at the moment and we’re trying to target the radio listening audience because we’re a pop band and that’s who our music’s for.

“So it was great to be on L107 the other night.”

Earlier last year the band teamed up with Scottish author Stephen Hamilton Nicol on the Black Gold Project to commemorate the 1959 Auchengeich Mining Disaster.

The band were approached and asked to write a song for the Black Gold Project’s website to help portray the men who died in the mine.

The single will be released later this year, with a concert performance and TV documentary also planned.

The band have a desperate urge to play live in Glasgow but are finding it difficult since the venues they’ve tried operate on a pay-to-play system, where bands essentially pay for their time on stage.

Ray said:”We simply don’t agree with that system.

“Bands shouldn’t need to pay the venue for their performance, so we’re inviting any offers from venues that don’t operate such a system.”

The band’s keyboard player Michael is currently on a year long trip around the world and Shifter X are looking for a temporary replacement for when they play live.

Anyone interested should contact the band via e-mail at shifterx@hotmail.com or visit their website at www.shifterx.co.uk

To hear Shifter X’s Take My Breath Away log onto the Hamilton Advertiser website at www.hamiltonadvertiser.co.uk For information on the band check out their website at www.shifterx.co.uk - hamilton advertiser


Discography

ALBUM-WELCOME TO PLANET X
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY-SINGLE
TRAVELLING-SINGLE
SO CHIC-SINGLE

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SHIFTER X ARE A FOUR PIECE POP BAND WHO LIST THE FREEMASONS,ONE REPUBLIC,CHIC AND ABC AS SOME OF THEIR INFLUENCES.
UNUSUALLY FOR A POP BAND THEY DONT DO DANCE ROUTINES AND THEY PLAY WRITE AND RECORD ALL THEIR OWN MUSIC.
THE BAND HAVE PLAYED ALONGSIDE MERCURY PRIZE WINNER SPEECH DEBELLE ,HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN MAGAZINES AND HAD INTENSIVE LOCAL RADIO PLAY.
THE BANDS DEBUT ALBUM TITLED WELCOME TO PLANET X WAS RELEASED IN 2009 AND THEY HAVE ALSO RELEASED THREE SINGLES WHICH ARE OUT ON ITUNES,AMAZON ETC AND ARE WORKING ON THEIR SECOND ALBUM AT THE MOMENT.