Next they will make their festival debut, although slightly belated, at the year's launch of Connect Festival in Inverary Castle at the close of August. It is common for bands to struggle to get a foot in the door with the music press, however, The Ads have had the envious position of being courted by some of the biggest influencers on the Scottish and National scene. Radio 1 - both Colin Murray (who chose it as Single of The Week) and Zane Lowe in particular; NME; Element magazine; XFM Scotland, The Scotsman and The Sunday Herald have all been impressed by what is being produced by the band. Add to this the support of Big Life Management and Keren McKean you end up with a flyer of a start.
To describe their music in words does not do the energy, invention and strength of lyrics justice. The Ads are a band to be listened to and enjoyed rather than trying to work out where they sit on the music genre ladder. As all good bands should be, they play their hearts and souls out to engage the audience in the feelings and emotions which burst through in the songs plus The Ads members and crew deliver a five star performance in attitude. This aside, the actual music draws from post punk influences, rock and roll and the good old Scottish grit which keeps propelling Scotland to the forefront of popular music, again and again.
The Ads recently supported Snow Patrol on the scottish dates of their "A Hundred Millions Suns" tour. ---------------------- “Amazing! Single of the month” COLIN MURRAY – RADIO ONE “Very very good” ZANE LOWE – RADIO ONE '' Upbeat, buzzy indie rock !! THE METRO '' The track Autopilot is a wonderful song. I heard it not knowing it was the Ads, I first heard it at Box on Sauchiehall street and said that's brilliant whos that. When I finally got hold of it I knew I wanted it for MySpace Cadet. JIM GELLATLY – XFM '' Sharp. Musically and lyrically, that is.
'Friends Pretend' is a short burst of talented vocals and competent guitar!!!you'll be singing the title line "things get so much better when there isn't any pressure" for hours 4/5” IS THIS MUSIC? '' GIG OF THE WEEK!! If you’re looking for the next big thing to emerge from our Indie scene then look no further - this four piece have all the hall marks of something very special. Scotlands answer to The Small Faces '' NEWS OF THE WORLD '' one of the talents for the year ahead, Top 7 bands to look out for this year!! ' THE SUN '' Chourus lead music that rocks the room '' THE LIST '' Beats to make you move and guitar and drum licks compete for your dancing feet. Each track brings with it a hit of adrenaline that will put a smile on your face, this group have taken thier influences and created thier own identity '' GLASSWERK '' These guys have bags of charisma and the songs to back it up, within thirty seconds of their first song I was already jealous of what they had. Definitely a band to look out for ! '' LIVE MUSIC DIRECT Read more on Last.fm.
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