Layaway, alt-rock band from Glasgow, released their latest single “A minute in this world” at the end of June. It follows their single “Finite” which was released back in January.
With bands like Biffy Clyro, Glasvegas and Franz Ferdinand all hailing from the Dear Green Place, pressure to prove oneself is always high. However Layaway not only delivers but excels with this fun tune that could easily become a smash hit of the alternative scene this summer.
With compelling guitars and fresh rhythms, Stewart Matheson’s vocals shine throughout the song, but in particular, towards the end – where the song takes on a Stadium Rock feel. You only need to listen to this song once to see how impactful and catchy the chorus can be. Listening to this song several times will make you start wondering why this is not a staple in every single rock bar out there already, with people singing “you know I’d do anything” again and again to the tune of the song. And the last minute of the song, where we encounter Stewart’s raw and heartfelt vocals, will make your hair stand on end. The song ends beautifully with a stunning riff.
This single, and all of Layaway’s back catalogue, needs to be picked up by mainstream radio stations ASAP to give these guys the big break they deserve. There is plenty of space in the alt-rock scene at the moment for more quality Scottish music like this. The music video for this song will be released on 23rd July 2021.
( Maria La Chica )
Read Layaway interview/review for Finite – Click here