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Ayrshire indie rockers The Frontiers join forces with top Scots record producer in stardom bid

Ayrshire indie rockers The Frontiers have set their sights on increasing their popularity even further after hooking up with a top Scottish producer.

Frontman Keir Mitchell revealed how the band has recorded some new tunes with the help of Jamie Holmes – who has produced some cracking tracks for Scots singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon.

And now they are ready and waiting to unleash their new batch of material when they head to Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street next month in the Broadcast Glasgow event.

The young musicians are frontman Keir Mitchell, 24, from Cumnock, Ross Phillips, 24, also Cumnock, on guitar and Kilmarnock drummer Paul Kelly, 20.

And the trio will be reunited with their bass guitarist, Cumnock’s James Campbell, 21, who put his involvement with The Frontiers on the backburner last year to concentrate on his university studies.

It’s also hoped that the concert on Friday, February 25 will coincide with the release of their brand new single ‘Life on Stage.’



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Keir, 24, who attended Greenmill Primary and Cumnock Academy, said: “We have got a single we produced with Jamie Holmes.

“He’s the fella who produced Gerry Cinnamon’s songs ‘Canter’ and ‘Sun Queen,’ so we recorded with him up in Glasgow last month.

“It was amazing to work with someone who has a number one hit in the producing sense.”

The band has also linked up with James English, the prominent podcaster, documentary maker, comedian, model and former star of Glasgow-based reality TV show Glow.

He’s been advising on them on what steps to take on their journey up the music ladder.

Keir said: “He’s a guy who came from nothing to a podcaster who is one of the biggest on YouTube. James has taken us under his wing and when the new single comes out we hope he’s going to feature it.”



Popular Scots singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon
Popular Scots singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon

And in terms of the goals for 2022, Keir is determined to ensure that it’s the one where the band finally make the breakthrough they so desperately crave.

“To be brutally honest, it’s make-or-break for us,” admitted Keir.

“We feel we have done the groundwork, we have really good contacts and this is the first time we have people who can help us out and kick on.

“Everyone needs help from somewhere. Beforehand, we’d organise our own gigs, transport, publicity etc and now we have people who believe in us, support us and take care of the other stuff in the background.

“So the goals are to increase our social media platforms. We want to try to get our followers up and try to get really big support slots.

“It’s time to take it to the next level, increase the fanbase and with the likes of Jamie and James on our side, I feel we can do well.”

Last year, the band, who list The Jam and The Clash as major musical influences, were fine-tuning their preparations to burst back onto the music scene after a promising few years that saw them headline gigs at King Tut’s and the former O2 ABC in Glasgow.



The Frontiers performing on stage at a previous gig
The Frontiers performing on stage at a previous gig

And they returned with a new single – Daydream – which was written and recorded remotely.

The song enjoyed plenty of airtime on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac and BBC Music Introducing.

The Frontiers also signed their first professional contract with K Volt Management.

To purchase tickets for Broadcast Glasgow, go to https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Glasgow/Broadcast/This-Feeling—Glasgow/35957270/

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