|“If I could be in any other band, it would be BMX Bandits”
BMX Bandits were formed in 1985 by songwriter and lead vocalist Duglas T Stewart out of the ashes of The Pretty Flowers, a short-lived group that featured Stewart alongside Frances McKee (The Vaselines), Sean Dickson (The Soup Dragons) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub).
Their songs mix melodic qualities and humour with, at times, raw and heartbreaking pathos. Stewart has written many of the group's works solo including 'Your Class', 'The Sailor's Song' and 'Doorways' but also has collaborated with many of the other members. Stewart's most regular songwriting partners have been Francis Macdonald, Norman Blake and, more recently, David Scott of The Pearlfishers and original Bandits lead guitarist Jim McCulloch.
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Our new album BMX Bandits Forever will be released on Elefant Records on May 19th 2017 on vinyl, c.d. and digital formats. There will be a special album launch concert at St. Luke’s in Glasgow on May 27th. We are delighted that we will be joined by the very excellent Spinning Coin and The Secret Goldfish. […]
We did a live version of Take Me To Disco Heaven at The Hug & Pint in Glasgow. It is a track we worked on with our friend Cineplexx. We hope you enjoy it.
BMX BANDITS FOREVER will be released by Elefant Records in 2017. With this album we wanted to build a monument to eternal love and pure pop. We hope you will like it. BMX Bandits Forever started with a song that David Scott and I wrote and recorded together in an afternoon at his home in East Kilbride called My […]
We had a wonderful time in Norway Thank you. Norway ice BMX Pirates Egersund Show Disco Gir Chloe backstage
Chloe and I went to New York at the start of April. While we were there we caught up with some old friends, made some new friends and played some low key shows with some new New York friends. Chloe played bass and sang, I sang and played occasional kazoo. We were joined by Kevin […]
BMX Bandits had a happy time in London at the 100 Club. Here’s a happy video of us doing E102 with BMX founding member Sean Dickson on omnichord:
What are our favourite BMX Bandits songs? Find out here: http://louderthanwar.com/bmx-bandits-are-30/
Here are three love poems I wrote last year. All of them based on real life love stories. The second poem is my mother and father’s love story. Banana Bread “Man alive that’s good banana bread” you said. I said “Glad you like it, I’ll bake you banana bread whenever you need it” and […]
BMX Bandits had a joyous time playing at The Wickerman Festival. Thank you to the people who booked us to be part of the event and to everyone who came to the Phoenix Tent to see us. The band for the show was Duglas T Stewart, Chloe Philip, Jim McCulloch, Jamie Gash, Finlay Macdonald […]
You might not see yourself as the sort of person who likes Westerns. You might think of them as shallow and even objectionable in their portrayal of cowboys versus Indians. Well there are Westerns out there that are as profound and as brilliant as any cinema you are ever likely to see. Here are my magnificent 5 favourite Westerns, films of incredible depth filled with wisdom, pathos and great beauty.