|“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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BMX Bandits 1991 album STAR WARS is coming out on six glorious colours of vinyl and has new extensive liner notes by Duglas. Last Night From Glasgow are reissuing the remastered album on their Past Nights from Glasgow spin off label. The artwork is rather special too. You can buy the album from Last […]
There will be two double 7 inch sets released of BMX Bandits radio sessions released very soon. The sessions were recorded for BBC Radio One’s Janice Long Show in 1986 and 1987. You can pre-order the sessions from here: https://preciousrecordingsoflondon.bandcamp.com/album/pre-003-bmx-bandits-janice-long-session-230686 TEENAGE SUPERSTARS Grant McPhee‘s beautiful film about a bunch of bands formed in Scotland in the […]
BMX Bandits have recorded a special live session for Tim Burgess‘ Gorilla TV. We are on episode 6. You can watch the show her:e Gorilla TV Home The hand on the show are Paul Kelly, Stuart Kidd, Andrew Pattie and Norman.
HERE IS THE NEWS. September 2020. Two BMX Bandits vinyl reissues were recently released. From 1989 there is our debut album C86 and from 2005 My Chain. We have a limited amount of both of these albums for sale. Duglas will be happy to sign them for you. If you are interested in buying these please […]
I am pleased to let you know that we have a new single out. It’s a brand new version of a song that I wrote and recorded with Anton Newcombe in Berlin. The song is called Razorblades & Honey. The new version is a “revision” of the track by Hifi Sean. Sean and I started […]
Our 2005 album My Chain has been released on vinyl for the first time ever. You can order it here: https://interval.bandcamp.com/album/my-chain
We hope you are doing well, staying safe, taking care of yourself and being kind to yourself and to others. On Tuesday evenings at 8p.m. Duglas is presenting weekly quiz nights. If you would like to play along you can do it here https://www.facebook.com/GlitteratiShow/ Our friend Tim Burgess of The Charlatans has been running a […]
It’s HAPPENING. BMX Bandits will play the 100 Club in London on March 14th 2020. We’ll be joined by Mighty Mighty and Freya Beer. The 100 Club is a great venue and we are delighted to have the chance to play there again. We hope to see some of you good people there. Glass Modern […]
We had such a wonderful time playing Paris Popfest. It’s the first time we’ve played in Paris and that seems crazy but it’s true. Hope we can come again. Thank you to everyone who sang along and danced and cheered. Here we are pre-show at Le Hasard Ludique.
Here’s a piece that Duglas wrote for Glasgow Music City Tours blog about burt Bacharach, ahead of Burt’s gig in Glasgow on July 20th. https://glasgowmusiccitytours.com/2019/07/24/something-big-burt-bacharach-is-coming-to-town-by-duglas-t-stewart/?fbclid=IwAR0Gbw8PXxxAcRogTGnq68hSW1XlracMFE0ScYU7NEq25_8uHMWl7KPUYKU