Gerard Love, singer, songwriter and bassist with Teenage Fanclub – which is another way of saying "indie rock god" – has made a new record under the alias Lightships. For it, he has enlisted a bunch of friends, all based in Glasgow, namely Dave McGowan (guitar, Teenage Fanclub), Brendan O'Hare (drums, from the first incarnation of Teenage Fanclub), Tom Crossley (flute, International Airport and The Pastels) and Bob Kildea (bass, Belle & Sebastian).
'Silver & Gold' the track in the player on the left is taken from the first Lightships album 'Electric Cables', out now on Domino.
‘A Record To Cherish’ Guardian ****
‘Bittersweet Shimmer-Pop’ Mojo ****
'His bandwagon may be less crowded than it was 20 years ago, but Love still knows what it takes to keep the wheels rolling.' Pitchfork