Errors set for date at Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow

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Errors set for date at Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow

‘God, I hope it doesn’t get to the point where we all try to outdo each other and turn into Rush,’ shudders Errors’ drum leviathan James Hamilton, talking about the Glasgow quartet’s rousing group dynamic. ‘But the thing about playing in an instrumental band is that you don’t have a vocal line to carry your song. You have to up the stakes, experiment, make everything else more interesting.’

Having brightly defied attempts to align their vivid party psalms with any given scene since 2004, Errors’ towering electro-rock democracy is in stellar fettle. Their second long-player, Come Down With Me (Rock Action), is rife with melodic fortitude, pummelling beats and – most notably – live ardour. ‘Yeah, I think our first record sounded different once we’d toured it, and I guess that’s the sound we were going for this time,’ nods Hamilton. ‘It wasn’t a conscious thing though – we were just doing what we do: bumbling around. Maybe that’s what we should have called this album: What We Usually Do, But More So.’

So, in the absence of any lyrics, do the band’s epithets bear particular weight, to disseminate their messages? Is each title scrutinised, visualised and honed? ‘There’s really no deep meaning behind our titles,’ he confesses. ‘They’re almost always something someone’s said while meaning to say something else.’ But what of ace recent single, ‘A Rumour in Africa’ – surely an aural exposition on the continent’s post-colonial turmoil? ‘Oh, that was just something Greg misheard on the bus after he’d been awake for 48 hours.’

Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow, Thu 25 Feb

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