Gig preview: Mutineers (Flat 0/1)

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Manchester band ‘Mutineers’ created a stir in 2011 when they managed to shift thousands of copies of their debut album ‘Friends, Lovers, Rivals’ without record company backing.

The indie outfit went out on their own after label interference threatened the life of a band that had already become a live favourite in their home city.

Chief songwriter Nicholas Mallins insists they never regretted the decision, saying: “I think it’s pretty clear that most bands can’t dress themselves. It did us the world of good to handle every part of it.”

They’ve set their own rules when it comes to social media, courting new and old fans in an irreverent and inclusive way.

It’s paid dividends of late as, after a short break, standalone single ‘Tell Me Why’ shot into the indie charts last year by way of a killer chorus and collection of radio-friendly hooks.

New single ‘Love, It’s A Killer’ will be out on March 17 and promises more of the same.

It will be followed by their second album later in the year.

Newly invigorated, the group and now heading out on a headline tour of the UK.

‘Mutineers’ will play Glasgow’s Flat 0/1 venue on Saturday, March 15.

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