|“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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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
Our very own Stuart Kidd has a brand new album out called Chance Weekend. It is wonderful and was recorded in a cupboard (not a particularly big cupboard). To find out more information including where you can buy / stream it visit here http://t.co/i4WWRF5ywD In other news Chloe and Duglas will be hosting BCC Radio Scotland’s […]
I watched the Hedy Lamarr documentary Bombshell on the BBC i-player and enjoyed it. I particularly love these words Hedy would read to her children: The Paradoxical Commandments by Keith M. Keith. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good […]
A new single taken from BMX Bandits Forever is out now on Elefant Records. The digital single features the title track Way of the Wolf, a brand new song by Duglas T Stewart & Stuart Kidd called Can’t Wait ‘Til I Get Home and a Euro-disco version of The Pearlfishers favourite written by David […]
Our new album BMX Bandits Forever is out now. “If Stewart and company keep making them this good, this real and this emotionally fulfilling, one can only hope they keep doing it forever.” AllMusic.com and remember to visit our BMX Bandits Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/bmx_bandits_music/
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. Thank you Ruthie for the video. Here’s a link to an old piece I wrote for Louder Than War about Chloe’s ex-band No More Tiger There Is […]