THERE is a suitably positive title for the debut release of one of Inverness’s most upbeat bands — Believe.
It could also stand for the attitude of band Silver Coast, who hope to spread the word about their music not just in the north, but across Scotland in the coming months.
"It’s a song about putting trust in each other and hoping things go right in the name of love," frontman and songwriter Aaron Murray explained.
"I knew it was going to be one of those songs that sticks in people’s heads and have some sort of meaning for them.
"We have got a lot of feedback from the song. It’s good when a song that means something to you means something to somebody else."
The single was recorded in Glasgow’s famed CaVa Studios where Aaron and bandmates Andrew Thomas (guitar), Michael Cappie (drums) and Jason Simpson (bass) found the business of putting together their debut release a memorable one for all the right reasons.
"They knew absolutely what we wanted. It was a great experience to go in and work with industry professionals," Aaron added.
Hopefully it will not be too long before the band make a return to the studio, though Silver Coast are in no hurry to put that first album together.
"Definitely an EP is next on the cards," Aaron said.
"It’s all about building your fanbase and the best way of doing that is releasing singles and EPs and keeping the interest going rather than releasing an album, having somebody listen to it once or twice, and then put it down and forget about it."
With support slots for Fatherson and King Charles already to their credit and a Scottish tour scheduled for April, Silver Coast are in the process of building that fan base. The band have also hopes for some festival action this summer with Elphin Festival in Sutherland in July the first such date on their calendar to be confirmed.
• Silver Coast launch new single Believe at Hootananny’s Mad Hatters Bar, Inverness, on Friday with support from Searching For Donkeys.
The single is available for download via the band’s Soundcloud page. A limited number of physical copies will be available from the band at gigs.
Tuesday March 18th at Glachbeg, Munlochy (acoustic set)
Friday March 21st at Crofters Bar, Fort William
Saturday April 12th at Café Drummonds, Aberdeen
The band will also be performing at shows in Dundee and Glasgow on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April.