Fusing psychedelic rock’n’roll with pop sensibilites, blistering musicianship and three unique voices Miracle Glass Company, comprising WILLIAM DOUGLAS (vocals / bass), ANDY DUNCAN (vocals / drums) and AUSTEN GEORGE (vocals / guitar), have created a stunning live show, now backed up with the release of their debut album MGC 1 (14th Oct 2016, VoxBox Records). Their live performances have won them many admirers including legendary producer Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, The View) who after seeing the band performing, insisted on producing the album, which has been described as ‘timeless, a future classic’ by Scottish music guru Jim Gellatly and ‘conjures up memories of the Lennon/McCartney partnership at the peak of their powers’ The List.
Now in the middle of a UK tour to support the release, the band are reflecting on a whirlwind year so far which has seen them establish a reputation as one of the best live bands in the country. Having been selected to play at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut for their ‘New Year’s Revolution’ Festival in January, tipping the bands to watch for the year ahead, they have gone on to play London’s legendary Dublin Castle, tour the UK with The Bluetones, fulfil a childhood ambition of playing Liverpool’s spiritual home of music The Cavern Club and take Scotland’s leading music convention XpoNorth by storm (‘The best gig I’ve seen in years’ Vic Galloway), recognised with a well-earned nomination for ‘Best Live Act’ at the SAMA Awards 2016. A triple single release was chosen as an introduction to the forthcoming album, showcasing all 3 members on lead vocals: debut single Higher Than High was released on 3rd May - ‘a psychedelic sun drenched beauty’ Netsounds, Big Beat on 3rd June - ‘ridiculously catchy’ Vic Galloway, and The Hidden Light completing the trilogy on 3rd July – ‘swaggering, direct and pleasingly heads-down’ The List. This generated extensive radio play and positive reviews and was topped off with a headline appearance on the T Break stage at Scotland’s biggest festival T in the Park and closing the Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of UNBOUND, curated by Vic Galloway. As purveyors of all things beautiful VoxBox Records recognised that MGC 1 deserved something a bit special and have released the album on limited edition, heavyweight blue vinyl (as well as CD and digital), with a gatefold sleeve featuring photography by Owen Morris himself. The album release saw a sold out Cabaret Voltaire gig in Edinburgh swiftly followed by a packed Notting Hill Arts Club for the band’s first London headline show. The tour now rolls on across the UK.