Undeterred by lockdown, Scottish garage punks REACTION have used the time productively by making a video for lead track from their forthcoming EP.
‘Illuminate’ is taken from The La Chunky Sessions, recorded at Glasgow’s famed La Chunky studios with THRUM guitarist Johnny Smillie in the producer’s chair.
The EP represents the first set of songs to feature trumpet player and co-vocalist Jen Hart who has been with the band since last year. The video was produced by Deano McInnes and the band recorded their parts in seclusion on camera phones.
Having set out to record a third album to build on the critical acclaim of 2017’s debut Accelerator and last year’s sparkling follow-up Keep It Weird, Keep It Wired, the current Covid-19 situation left the band unable to record any further songs so the band chose to issue the existing tracks as an EP.
The La Chunky Sessions is available for pre-order now from NYC’s Tarbeach Records.