New single, Heavy Night, by local band MEMES is the first in a run of releases produced by Darwin Deez. Inspired by the steady streams of people making their way home via Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, the bustling track pairs the band’s lyrics with jagged guitars. The lads from MEMES spoke with The Fountain about the response the single has received as well as some shows coming up in Scotland at the tail end of 2021.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Heavy Night

The track has had a great reception so far and we’ve had some very kindly worded reviews. The story of a heavy night is a well trodden path so maybe that is resonating!

TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence? 

The song is dedicated to the people who spill the contents of their takeaway trays onto the pavement, who stare blankly at bouncers when told they’ve had too much to drink, and who can’t articulate their addresses when they lean in the windows of private taxis.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

The main plan now is to gig, gig , gig. We’ve missed it a lot so we’re glad to be back. We also have some more recorded tracks, so more on this to come…

TF: When can we next expect a live show from you now that venues and gigs are kicking off again?

We have just started back gigging recently and we’re just about to embark on an EU tour then we have some dates in England and Ireland supporting SPRINTS and Billy Nomates and we’ll round it all of with some Scottish Headline dates in December.

8 December – UK – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

9 December – UK – Tunnels, Aberdeen 

18 December – UK – McChuills, Glasgow

Photo courtesy of Kenny Inglis