A BIT OF ALL WRITE.
Eliza and the Bear. THE GARAGE, GLASGOW, TONIGHT SITTING on your debut album for a year would make most new bands grizzly - but not Eliza and the Bear.
They wanted to wait to release their self-titled debut release and now have 30 more new songs in the bag for album No2.
Guitarist Martin Dukelow said: "A lot of bands do their first album and get smashed out on tour for two years, so they don't really have much time to write any more.
"Holding on to the album has worked in our favour. We have some of the best material we've ever written already locked down."
Martin - together with singer James Kellegher, keyboard player Callie Noakes, bssist Chris Brand and drummer Paul Kevin Jackson - recorded the debut in Nashville at the end of 2014.
For long-term fans, songs such as Friends and Brother's Boat have been on the band's live set for a while but new tunes such as Lion's Heart will be welcomed just as strongly at the Garage in Glasgow tomorrow. The group will also do an acoustic set at Fopp events during the day in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
It will be the first time the lads have played in Glasgow since they supported Twin Atlantic at the Hydro. But Martin reckons there's more pressure playing a smaller venue as a headline act.
He said: "There's so much more responsibility on your shoulders. People are there to see you and it's up to you to make sure they enjoy their night."
." ? The album is out now. Tickets for the gig at the Garage are available from www.ticketsscotland.com. They will be at Fopp in Edinburgh tomorrow at 12pm then at Fopp in Union Street, Glasgow at 5pm. For more info, go to www.hmv.com/hmvlive/eliza-the-bearJULES BOYLE