Atlas Run are an Indie/Alternative Rock band from Glasgow Scotland. After forming in late 2016, the band wasted no time in crafting and developing their sound before bringing it to the world.
Using frontman Paul Howie’s personal, intimate lyrics as a platform, the band utilise explosive, dynamic instrumentation and soaring hooks to engage the listener. This results in an infectious, honest and distinctly Scottish sound, reminiscent of Indie heroes such as Fatherson and Frightened Rabbit.
Throughout 2018, Atlas Run have showcased their versatility and infectious energy with a string of well-received singles. They started their year off strong with the jaunty, festival-friendly Indie Pop singalong track ‘Losing Touch.’ Accompanied by a visually-stunning yet comical music video, this quickly become the band’s most popular track, gaining over 25k Spotify streams within a month and grabbing the attention of various UK press and industry insiders. This was quickly followed up by the track “Choices”, an urgent, driving Indie banger which gave a nod to the bands early 2000s rock influences while maintaining their modern, polished Indie sound. The release of Choices further cemented their place as ones to watch within Glasgow’s thriving music scene, being described by The Unsigned Guide as “expertly bridging the gap between catchy and credible.”
These new releases, in addition to the bands hard work and determination to progress through the UK live scene, have landed them a number of high-profile gig slots. Most notably, these included a set at the Glenfiddich Experiment Festival in the Scottish Highlands, making their mark on the main stage as main support to Twin Atlantic to a sizeable and receptive crowd. Other highlights include being selected by Frank Carter and a panel of industry experts to perform at Sailor Jerry’s Open House wrap party in Glasgow, supporting buzzy Scottish acts Rascalton and The Lafontaines. Following these slots and the bands first UK tour in late 2017, they have been invited to perform a run of Scottish shows arranged by rapidly growing booking agency Antidote Booking.
With plenty more new material in various stages of production, and their eye on reaching new audiences around the UK and Europe, Atlas Run are set to maintain their momentum and reach new heights in the coming months.
"Atlas Run have cultivated an audience since launching in 2016 with their energetic live show and anthemic tracks." - NME
"Crafting the kind of soaring anthems and emotive melodies that have taken acts like Fatherson and We Were Promised Jetpacks to massive stages all over the world, Glasgow band Atlas Run have seized our attention with the release of their latest single ‘Open Water’." - Tenement TV
"Hailing from none other than bonnie Scotland, Atlas Run are blending soaring choruses and heavily layered riffs to create a building and intense listening experience." - One Stop Record Shop
"Scottish Indie Rock outfit Atlas Run have captivating audiences with their combination of personal, intimate songwriting and grand, explosive instruments." - Vocal Zone
"Modern Scottish Indie Rock with big choruses and riffs. And loads of sad lyrics of course." - Music Scramble
"As soon as I heard 'Chasing The Storm' I knew these guys were going to be insane!" - Life is a Lemon
"They bring a fantastic energy to their shows with a mix of soaring guitar riffs, beautiful melodies and infectious sing along chorus’s." - First Play Friday
"There’s that catchy pop appeal meshed with an indie rock sound not unlike something Foals would conduct on Total Life Forever" - Blink Clyro