Scottish alternative dance group set to release debut single as live music returns


A five-piece Scottish alternative dance group are set to release their debut single next week.

Glasgow-based Spiral Cities are gearing up to release ‘Set You Free’, a song that blends dance, pop and indie tones to deliver a lively, modern groove.

The group has created a unique sound incorporating elements of rock, pop and electronic dance music, adapting their tracks for live performance and crowd interaction.

Formed in 2019, the band consists of Scott Frank on keyboards/synths and lead vocals; Ross Dalziel and Andy Arthur on guitar and backing vocals; Fraser Haggerty on bass and backing vocals and Greg Conn on drums and backing vocals.

Scott, from Ayr, said: “We never came up with ‘this is the sound we want’ or ‘this is the band we want to support’; we were so focused on the stage show and we wanted to put on a show that people could come and dance to.

“We all like to go to concerts, but we don’t like to stand and watch a band. It’s all about the show and the interaction with the crowd.

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“With ‘Set You Free’ we use repetition of the lyrics so the crowd can learn it faster, we have a gang voice so the crowd can sing it and it’s pretty easy to understand.

“It’s just little hooks in and among the songs and it’s all been put there to play live and to involve people in the music and a performance as well.”

Guitarist Andy said: “There’s no set definition of what ‘Set You Free’ is, it’s up to your own interpretation.

“The main thing for us was that we wanted the listeners to dance – whether we were playing live or people listening to the songs.

“We might have one or two slow songs, but we want to get people dancing.”

Drummer Greg added: “It’s very subjective; if people take messages on the songs, then that’s great.

“I just want everyone to enjoy what we can stream, whether it’s live or sitting there with your headphones on.

“It’s just about having fun and listening to the music and taking it all in.”

“Set You Free”, recorded and produced by Blair Crichton on 45 A-Side Recordings, will be released on Wednesday, November 3.

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