East Kilbride Group set to reach new heights in 2021


An East Kilbride band are looking forward to a brighter 2021 with the release of a brand new single.

Beafets released their new song, Open Letter, last month after almost a year without new music

The band consists of Adam McMonagle (vocals and rhythm guitar), John Loughran (lead guitar), Scott Taylor (bass guitar) and Aaron Johnston (drums).

After a difficult year as a group in 2020, the group could not get together and play concerts as usual.

But being able to return to the studio was a huge moment for the band, as they began to regain a sense of normalcy again.

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Frontman Adam said, “I think the whole band would agree that the day in the studio was one of the best of the year.

“We recorded with Jamie Holmes, who did some of our singles, at Chem19 studio in Glasgow.

“Having worked with Jamie so much over the years, he really understands how we work and is able to guide us to get the best results.

“Every time we’re with Jamie, we always come away with a song that sounds so much better than the one we came in with.

“But it was the day spent with the band that felt really special, I think.

“It was the first time we’ve all been together in so long, and we just had a good laugh and enjoyed it all so much.”

The track has been in the works for some time, originally starting out as an acoustic track before developing arms and legs into a full band track.

And it also received a lot of attention online, with blogs and celebrities covering the song.

Adam said, “It’s probably one of our strongest releases, and we also think it did really well. The craziest thing was that Robert Carlyle tweeted the song, which we didn’t even know was going to happen.

“We think what happened was that he was listening to a radio station online and the song played and he liked it.

“He must have liked it a lot, because he tweeted the link to the song the next day. It was pretty surreal, he’s a huge icon in Scotland.

In 2021, the Beafets boys hope to record more music and finally get back to playing.

They were supposed to play a show just before the lockdown in March 2020, but that has since been cancelled.

“I think playing shows in any capacity is what all bands really want in 2021. It’s been so long since we’ve been on stage.”


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