The New Funky
NEW AND FUNKY: Tom McGuire & The Brassholes - '24/7' (single)
Glasgow funk powerhouse Tom McGuire & The Brassholes follow up the announcement of their biggest headline show to date at the world famous Barrowland Ballroom on January 27th, with the release ‘24/7’, the heavy-hitting next single from their forthcoming second album ‘Stay Rad’!
After the success of their debut record and viral single “Ric Flair”, which brought barnstorming festival seasons and sell-out shows across Scotland, the group continues their exciting 2nd phase as Scotland’s foremost funk outfit.
Speaking of the track Tom explains:
"24/7 is a hard strutting slab of Funk with a capital F, sitting on a dirty vintage groove with sophisticated horns and a righteous Trombone solo. An honest and self deprecating account of the trials of being a musician today, it pokes fun at the ego that rears its ugly head in the weakest moments, earnestly confronting the fragility and insecurity that accompanies an artist’s journey."
Tom McGuire & the Brassholes are an 8-piece funk-soul powerhouse from Glasgow. Combining rich arrangements with meticulous songcraft and untouchable in live performance, the band is carving a niche of their own. They formed on the streets of Glasgow and made a living while cutting their teeth playing bars before bursting onto the scene with runaway viral debut single ‘Ric Flair’. Months later the band launched their debut album with a sell-out show at the 1000+ capacity QMU in Glasgow. Since then they have gone on to secure support slots with Chic and Craig Charles, have become firm favourites on the festival circuit, headlining a number of Scottish festivals, and have toured extensively in the UK and Europe.
The band’s music is full of vitality, the sound of a new niche being cut, classic pop sensibility with high musicianship values and rewarding arrangement and rich production. At the root is soulful song, telling stories and sharing experiences of joy, turmoil, loss, celebration, sadness, happiness, confidence, frailty. All told hyper distilled and delivered in finely honed funk-pop parcels of aesthetic joy. Life is confusing and hard, but music is fun and great, so let’s talk about it whilst at one and the same time, getting down.