Exposure - Logan
Say hello to Logan, a good ol’ rawk band from Glasgow. The five-piece have been peddling their anthemic slices of guitar noise since 2003.
I’m sure their name rings a bell …
For the past six years the boys have been doing it for themselves, with great success. They’ve sold more than 8000 copies of their first two albums,and in 2006, became the first unsigned band to have two consecutive singles in the UK Rock Chart Top 20. Things kicked off in a big way, however, after they supported Bon Jovi at Hampden; a UK headline tour followed, and they sold out every copy of their latest record, Cruel Little World. To date, they’ve sold nearly 30,000 records all by themselves.
Well, whatever next?
They’ve packed in the day jobs, got a management team behind them and hit the practice studio hard. Cruel Little World will be re-released on 1 November. A 26-day UK and Europe tour with ex-Creed man Mark Tremonti’s new band Alter Bridge follows, culminating in a celebratory homecoming show at the Garage on 19 December. As if that wasn’t enough, big shot Hollywood film producer Gareth West has asked the boys to contribute a song to his latest film, The Jump Off. The demo of the resulting track, ‘The Great Unknown’, fell upon the ears of Slash, who was so very impressed that he got in touch with the band to ask if he could offer his musical services. (Vincent Forrester)
Logan play Carling Academy, Glasgow, Wed 5 Nov; the Garage, Glasgow, Fri 19 Dec. For a daily dose of new music playing live in your town visit www.list.co.uk/exposure