BACKGROUND: Scotland’s greatest poet comes from Ayr.  That’s probably not all Stuart has in common with Robbie Burns, but I’m damned if I know what else.  Both guys I suppose.  Stuart moved up to Glasgow at a tender age, just missing the first Scottish post-punk explosion, and having to wait a few years for the next one.  The next few years were spent dabbling in all sorts of nonsense; DJing, promoting concerts, working in a record store, selling bacon door-to-door, running marathons, and trying and abandoning various courses at University, in the days when you were allowed to do that sort of thing.  At some point during all this, he seems to have learned to write songs, although I don’t think even he knows the exact point.

NICKNAME(s): Stewpot.

EDUCATION: This serial student never quite consummated his relationship with tertiary education, despite three serious flirtations.  Probably will when he’s 60, just to take advantage of campus laundry facilities.

ATTRIBUTES: Competitive; loyal; diplomatic.

PUNCTUALITY: Pretty good.  He’ll leave it damn late for planes, trains, gigs etc, but (touch wood) he’ll never miss them.

SAMPLE QUOTE: “Bawbag?  It’s a word.  You use it.  Triple word score.  Fifty-four points.”

FINEST MOMENT: Asking Chrissie Hynde whether she knew if Ray Davies had ever heard The Pretenders’ version of “Stop Your Sobbing”.  “I should think so,” said Chrissie.  “I was married to him.”

MOST LIKELY TO: Don the black and white of Ayr United.  Suggest a game of Scrabble.  Get the train instead.  Have an “idea for the show tonight”.  Enter the stage on a motorcycle, despite never having ridden one in his life.  Resist getting a mobile phone.  Take off his shirt.  Go bright red when embarrassed.  Run for miles for no apparent reason.  Sing in a choir.  Identify a tree or bird.  Permanently damage his foot kicking a studio wall.  Try and knock himself out before a flight.  Argue black is white.  Wear his pyjamas under his trousers.  Stay up all night watching baseball on the telly.  Only drink half of his 2nd cup of coffee.  Embark on a new dietary regime.

July 25, 2014
ATP, Iceland
We are delighted to announce that we'll be headlining the first night at ATP in Ásbrú, Iceland.
July 15, 2014
God Help The Girl Soundtrack Released
God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out August 18 in the UK and September 2 in North America via Milan.
July 14, 2014
God Help The Girl, Edinburgh Screening & B&S performance
God Help The Girl will have a special screening in Edinburgh
July 4, 2014
Search for Cover Star
Glasgow band (us) seek undiscovered cover star for forthcoming record sleeve.
June 11, 2014
North American Tour Dates
So since we’re in Austin in October we thought we’d drop by and say ‘hi’ to some of you good people in Florida, Atlanta, LA, and Phoenix!
June 3, 2014
Kelvingrove Bandstand
The secret is out! We're playing the Kelvingrove Bandstand this coming July 23rd
April 29, 2014
New Dates: Rocca Malatestiana & Ypsigrock Festival, Italy
It’s always a great pleasure to return to Italy, so with a song in our heart we are very happy to announce that we will be at Rocca Malatestiana on August 8th and at Ypsigrock Festival on August 10th.  
April 22, 2014
Live Dates added: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin Texas
Looks like we're heading to Austin in October to play at Austin City Limits Music Festival!
April 11, 2014
Just Announced… July 28th, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
April 10, 2014
Atlanta Recording
A sneaky peek at studio life
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