Shambolics share new indie anthem ‘Everything You Should’ve Done’ from forthcoming album

Catch them on tour supporting The View this month.

Shambolics band Liam Maxwell

Scottish indie-rockers Shambolics have just ramped up anticipation for their debut album Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams, set for release on 16th February 2024, with new single ‘Everything You Should’ve Done’. You can pre-order the album here.

The new song is an energetic burst of indie charm, led by catchy hooks that stay with you long after the first listen. Yet, it’s not just about the melody – the song dives into the struggles of adulthood, as co-frontmen Darren Forbes and Lewis McDonald sing about someone caught in a perpetual cycle of partying and regret.

“The story of the song is about someone who never seems to grow up and keeps getting stuck in a rut going out partying, emptying his bank balance and not letting go of that teenage lifestyle no matter how old he gets,” explains Forbes.

With two other standout tracks, ‘Never Be Mine’ and ‘Attention’ featuring Kyle Falconer of The View, Shambolics are proving to be a band to watch.

Originating from Kirkcaldy, Shambolics have evolved from local heroes to emerging UK sensations. Their journey, fostered by the legendary Alan McGee, has seen them sell out venues across Glasgow and gain a significant following across the UK, evidenced by their performances at major festivals like Isle of Wight and TRNSMT.

The band isn’t slowing down as 2023 draws to a close. They’re gearing up for some exciting shows with The View in London, Edinburgh, and Kilmarnock, plus an appearance at Manchester’s Year’s End Fest. As 2024 approaches, keep an eye out for in-store performances and signings in February, starting in Glasgow and moving through Dundee and Edinburgh.

Shambolics upcoming tour dates:


7th – London, Scala 

9th – Manchester, Year’s End Fest 

13th – Edinburgh, O2 Academy 

14th – Kilmarnock, Grand Hall 


16th – Glasgow, Assai Records (6pm) 

18th – Dundee, Assai Records (1pm) 

18th – Edinburgh, Assai Records (5pm) 

Photo credit: Liam Maxwell

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