Local band’s newEP track-by-track

A YOUNG up-and-coming Cumbernauld band who have often appeared in our entertainments section, The Replay, have just unleashed their new EP, The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Saturday, 29th October 2011, 12:00 pm

Music contributor Craig Fiddler caught up with guitarist/songwriter Luke Boyce, for a track-by-track breakdown of the songs that can be found on this impending release, and what inspired him to write them.

Track 1: Life Inside Imagination

“I had the guitar part in my head for months before I decided to put it to any use but when I finally played it on the guitar it sounded like something from a 60’s spy film. We did a demo back in January and recorded the real thing in February. Basically the lyrics are about imagining living without the worries and complications of every day life.”

Track 2: My Next Trick (Will Be Impossible)

“It was written on a creative high in March. It wasn’t really inspired by anything musically; it just fell out the sky. Lyrically though it’s about the British media and Government and anyone else who gives Britain a bad name. I think it’s my favourite on the EP.”

Track 3: Who Would I Be?

“Lyrically it’s pretty much the same as the last one but musically it’s a bit lighter. It was written a long long time ago. I actually wanted to give it to another band for a long time but we kept it. We done a demo for it back in January and recorded the real thing in the same sessions as ‘Life inside Imagination’”.

Track 4: Grow Old With Age

“It was written the day after ‘My Next Trick’. It’s a kind of ‘New Wave’ influenced song. It’s by far the most aggressive track on it. It’s got big harmonies on the chorus though; it’s a bit of a mix between the Clash and a church choir. The lyrics are just an instalment of the other songs. All the tracks are themed towards politics and media. Bit of a middle finger to everything.”

Track 5: Circle Of The Drain

“This is a short conclusion track. It’s one acoustic guitar and Scott singing and it’s a bit psychedelic towards the end. All five tracks are themed around politics and the media and were written pretty close together so I suppose the EP is a rant!”

The new EP is available for download from iTunes, Amazon and other sites. A CD can also be purchased from the band’s online merchandise store, www.thereplay.bigcartel.com or contact The Replay through their Facebook page.