Scottish indie rock/alt band Shambolics have shared the video for their latest single “Universal Credit“.
The track features on their upcoming debut LP ‘Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams‘, set to arrive on February 16 through Scruff of the Neck. Pre-order your copy here.
Universal Credit is a soaring indie-rock satire anthem that captures the bleakness and cruelty of the universal credit system under the present government.
Shambolics reflect a society in which money is tight and opportunities are scarce, yet their joyously exuberant songs provide an escape from the gloom and the hope for better times to come. These strengths shine through on their debut album.
Watch the clip below.
Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams Tracklist:
- Never Be Mine
- Coming For You
- Daily Dosage
- Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams
- If You Want It
- Fooling You
- Universal Credit
- Everything You Should’ve Done
- Losing Your Mind
- Filfth & Scum
Darren Forbes and Lewis McDonald formed Shambolics as a reaction to the tedium around them: the teen years of hanging around the streets and drinking in the park. With Scott ‘Paws’ Williamson (keys/vocals), Ben Sharp (bass) and Robert Land (drums) completing the line-up, Shambolics soon established a reputation for their frenetic shows at PJ Molly’s in Dunfermline, before their following exploded with the help of a singles deal with the legendary Alan McGee’s Creation23 label.
Vocalist Darren Forbes explains:Playing riotous rock ‘n’ roll with an instantly addictive pop edge, dreamy synth textures and punk-like intensity,Shambolics capture the frustrations and aspirations that young working class adults are experiencing across the UK.