Carnivores are a three-piece rock band based in Paisley, Scotland. Formed by college friends, Kenny Leckie and Grant MacCall – Carnivores got to work the old fashioned way, touring every venue imaginable in Scotland in their battered estate car, building a fans show by show. They have gained a reputation as one of the hardest working and incendiary live bands in Scotland – taking on guerilla gigs in abandoned buildings, countless house parties and most impressively 450ft up in the Glasgow Science Centre Tower, the tallest fully rotating structure in the world.
Leckie continues, “Most rock music you hear these days is very polished and homogenised. We wanted to go the opposite way and make something that was musically and emotionally very raw and real. It’s just three guys in a room playing loud rock music. Lyrically, it’s like an open wound, for better or worse it’s practically a diary of the last six months of my life”.
Scotland is a nation in a state of flux, with many important decisions for its inhabitants ahead. Let’s Get Metaphyscial provides a state of the nation address from young men in touch with their history and a strong sense of what lies ahead. But just how ‘metaphysical’ is this record? “I’m an armchair metaphysicist” admits Kenny, “I’m not ashamed to admit that all my knowledge on philosophy comes from Wikipedia. We had a Soren Kiekergaard quote on our first EP, I only know him because he was mentioned in Wayne’s World. Where’s my honorary doctorate at?”
Carnivores debut album, Let’s Get Metaphysical will be released on 27th October on Smalltown America.
18/9: Glasgow, Bar Bloc
25/9: Edinburgh, Opium
26/9: Stewarton, Stewarton Arms
27/9: Inverness, Mad Hatters
02/10: Ayr, UWS Union
13/10: Aberdeen, Downstairs
15/10: Sheffield, South Sea
16/10: Cheltenham, The Frog & Fiddle
17/10: London, Camden Barfly
18/10: Derby, The Victoria Inn
24/10: Paisley, Bungalow Bar
25/10: Glasgow, 13th Note Cafe