How’s this for a supergroup? Scott and Grant Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit, Justin Lockey of Editors and James Lockey from Minor Victories have all teamed up to form a new band, Mastersystem.
They’re set to release their debut album ‘Dance Music’ on 6th April through Physical Education. Speaking on the record, Scott said in a statement: “I thought it would be interesting to play around with the themes of restlessness and dissatisfaction on this album, both as a counterpoint to the exuberance of the music and as an obvious reference to the angst and tension I heard in the grunge and fuzz of my teenage years”.
He continued: “This is not the angst of a teenager, however. This is the anxiety of a man in his mid-30s, and for a lot of this record I found myself wrestling with the ways in which I am not quite doing life right, in spite of appearing to lead a relatively joyful, playful and artistic existence”.
The band have now just shared a video for new single ‘Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived’. They’re also set to head out on a UK tour in April and May, which will see them head to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and London. Tickets are on sale now.
Watch the video for ‘Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived’ and see all of Mastersystem’s upcoming UK dates below.
25 Manchester, Deaf Institute
26 Newcastle, The Cluny
27 Glasgow, Art School
28 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
30 Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
01 London, Oslo