Musical producer

Ayrshire indie rockers The Frontiers team up with Scotland’s top record producer in celebrity deal

Ayrshire indie rockers The Frontiers aim to further increase their popularity after bonding with a major Scottish producer.

Frontman Keir Mitchell has revealed how the band recorded new tracks with the help of Jamie Holmes, who produced some crisp tracks for Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon.

And now they’re ready and waiting to release their new batch of gear when they head to Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow next month for the Broadcast Glasgow event.

The young musicians are frontman Keir Mitchell, 24, of Cumnock, Ross Phillips, 24, also Cumnock, on guitar and Kilmarnock drummer Paul Kelly, 20.

And the trio will reunite with their bassist, James Campbell of Cumnock, 21, who put his involvement with The Frontiers on hold last year to focus on his college education.

We also hope that the concert on Friday February 25 will coincide with the release of their brand new single “Life on Stage”.



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Keir, 24, who attended Greenmill Primary and Cumnock Academy, said: “We have a single that we produced with Jamie Holmes.

“He’s the guy who produced Gerry Cinnamon’s songs ‘Canter’ and ‘Sun Queen’, so we recorded with him in Glasgow last month.

“It was amazing working with someone who has a number one hit in the production direction.”

The group has also teamed up with James English, the prominent podcaster, documentary maker, comedian, model and former star of the Glasgow-based reality show Glow.

He advised them on the steps to take to climb the musical ladder.

Keir said: “He’s a guy who came from nothing to a podcaster who is one of the biggest on YouTube. James has taken us under his wing and when the new single comes out we hope he features it. .



Popular Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon
Popular Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon

And in terms of goals for 2022, Keir is determined to ensure this is where the group finally makes the breakthrough it desperately needs.

“To be brutally honest, this is decisive for us,” Keir admitted.

“We think we have done the basic work, we have very good contacts and this is the first time that we have people who can help us and get started.

“Everyone needs help from somewhere. Previously, we organized our own concerts, transport, advertising, etc. and now we have people who believe in us, support us and take care of the rest in the background.

“So the goals are to increase our social media platforms. We want to try to increase our followers and try to get really big support slots.

“It’s time to level up, increase the number of fans and with Jamie and James by our side, I think we can do well.”

Last year, the group, which ranks The Jam and The Clash as major musical influences, tweaked their preparations to return to the music scene after a few promising years that saw them headlining King Tut’s and the former O2 ABC in Glasgow.



The Frontiers on stage at a previous concert
The Frontiers on stage at a previous concert

And they came back with a new single – Daydream – which was written and recorded remotely.

The song received a lot of airtime on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac and BBC Music Introducing.

The Frontiers also signed their first professional contract with K Volt Management.

To purchase tickets for Broadcast Glasgow, go to https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Glasgow/Broadcast/This-Feeling—Glasgow/35957270/

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