The Xcerts: ‘Shaking in the Water’ video stream

The Xcerts, a 3-piece band from Aberdeen/Exeter, are finally gearing up to release material from their much anticipated third studio album due to be released later this year. Released through Raygun Records, the first single, ‘Shaking in the Water’ is a classic slice of their unique brand of “distorted pop” and can be viewed below:

Singer and front man/guitarist Murray MacLeod says of the song “We’ve actually been playing this song live for quite a while now so we’re excited to finally release it. Originally this song had a real 60’s vibe to it and it was really jangly. Over time it got progressively heavier. I then entered a world of fuzz and the song was truly born”.

Produced by both Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild) and long term band friend Paul Steel, the single is a remarkable returning statement for the band, and a perfect sign of what follows with the new album.

Musically It’s very simple and very fun. Lyrically the song is about helplessness and how I was solely to blame for finding myself in a regretful position with another person. In previous songs, I have always found a scapegoat when singing about something I’m to blame for but I’ve grown up a bit and this time round I’m throwing my hands in the air and admitting my faults.”

The band has also announced an intimate run of UK headline dates in support of the single.

Mon 21 – London Black Heart

Tues 22 – York Duchess

Wed 23 – Glasgow Nice N’Sleazys

Thurs 24 – Aberdeen Tunnels

Fri 25 – Sheffield Tramlines Festival

Tickets for these shows can be purchased here.

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