Philanthropic Glasgow-based band, Long-Distance recently released Be A Man, which explores the aftermath of losing a parent, with all profits going to the Simon Community Scotland Charity.

The band spoke with The Fountain about giving their profits to charity and what that means to them as well as their plans for the year.

TF: A new single release, there is much to be happy about?

We have a lot to be happy about, thank you. We’re coming to the end of the release now and looking ahead to the next one.

TF: And are you working on an EP or LP, is there much we can expect from you over the year?

We’re getting our new single ready, which will be out in June/July. Then another single after that to finish the year offs

TF: And what inspired the band name, Long-Distance?

In order to keep a bit of mystery, we have always said we’d let people figure that one for themselves.

TF: What inspired you to give the funds from this record to the Simon Community Scotland charity?

Charities are important to us, we volunteer and try to do all we can. Simon are an incredible charity and we wanted to help them and try to help some of the vulnerable people in our city. The funds we raise for them will be going towards purchasing radios for recently housed people, which we love.

We’ve also just released a line of tote bags, with all profits going to Simon Community.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?

We always have a blast at Bloc, in Glasgow.