RELEASE DATE: 4th NOVEMBER 2013
LABEL: 359 MUSIC
CAT # 359CD4
LONG-RESPECTED SCOTTISH SONGSMITH RELEASES FIRST ALBUM PROPER
“Pete is a rock‘n’roll star, his next single is the first sign of greatness. I love the guy and his music, he’s a truly genuine talent and a lovely bloke.” - Alan McGee
"It takes somebody a bit special to make me pick up the guitar and get on stage. Pete's songs are special and he's a great person." - Bonehead (Oasis)
"Fantastic music from a fantastic songwriter and that's why Pete's song is our single of the month" - Janice Forsyth (BBC Radio Scotland)
Pete’s star has been rising for some time now, with tours supporting the likes of Ocean Colour Scene and headline shows joined by former Oasis guitarist Bonehead. Before signing with 359 Music, this acclaimed Glaswegian singer/songwriter/guitarist has remained fiercely independent, releasing his music through his ModRock Music label.
Pete’s new single ‘Rolling Stone’ has already been championed by BBC Radio Scotland's Janice Forsyth and by ‘The voice of New Music in Scotland’, Jim Gellatly. BBC Radio 2's Janice Long announced her love for Pete's music by describing him as "absolutely amazing" and choosing one of Pete's songs for her "Janice loves" slot. Pete was also a guest, along with Alan McGee, on Janice’s Radio 2 show a few weeks back. Meanwhile, Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe invited MacLeod out to his studio in Berlin to record some of Pete's songs together.
“I feel like I’m living the dream working with Alan, 359 Music and everyone at Cherry Red Records,” says Pete. “Alan helped some great artists that inspired me to write and play music. I’ve really had to fight for this like a force of nature. Rolling Stone was recorded in lots of different studios with three tracks at home in my bedroom. From where I’m standing, this is an alternative. This is for a different person in 2013’s celebrity society with TV shows like X Factor. My music has given me the ability to turn my life into something positive.”
Pete has just returned from playing a support slot with Amy MacDonald in Germany. He will be headlining Glasgow’s O2 ABC2 on Friday 1st November and London’s Brixton Jamm a week later on Friday 8th November.
1. LET IT SHINE / 2. KEEP YOUR DREAMS ALIVE / 3. ROLLING STONE / 4. GIVE A LITTLE LOVE/ 5. HOLD ME NOW / 6. GOD SPEED / 7. ON THE OTHER SIDE (Part 1) / 8. PANIC / 9. RE:ALITY / 10. TODAY I WENT SWIMMING