Mt. Doubt – Tourists: Track Premiere

Listen to the new Mt. Doubt track Tourists

Feature by Music Team | 14 Feb 2017
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Edinburgh-based artist Mt. Doubt, aka Leo Bargery, has teamed up with Dunfermline rockers Foreignfox for the release of double A-side single Tourists / Lights Off, Carry Me Home, out on 31 Mar via Scottish Fiction.

Beginning as a solo project in 2015, Mt. Doubt quickly expanded into a core group of musicians to become the collective they are today. After playing a show with Foreignfox in Inverness last year, the two bands decided to collaborate. Mt. Doubt’s contribution to the upcoming double A-side – Tourists, which you can listen to in the player below – is a song about Bargery’s fear of flying and his general dislike for air travel, airports, planes and holidays. "The concept for Tourists was quite observational; a lot of my friends, and friends of friends, have taken quite a fancy to travelling across the world, motoring across quiet islands on mopeds and getting drunk near sacred sites while documenting the whole thing on social media,” explains Bargery.

“As someone who is terrified of flying and largely anxious about leaving central Scotland, I just think it's fine for people to know that you don't have to fly halfway around the world and gawk at a tiger for people to think you're interesting.

“Musically, the song came together very quickly,” Bargery tells us. “It's pretty upbeat so I think it's the kind of song that could elicit some movement, so hopefully there'll be some shimmying next time we play it live! Obviously lyrically the song is a little out of sync with my usual 'woe-is-me', depressing song-writing so hopefully listeners will enjoy the more playful and humorous tone!”

Tourists / Lights Off, Carry Me Home is released on 31 Mar via Scottish Fiction. Tourists is the first single to be taken from Mt. Doubt’s upcoming EP The Loneliness of the TV Watchers, out later this year.

Catch Mt. Doubt live at the following dates:

8 Mar – Potterrow, Edinburgh (supporting White Lies)
7 Apr – Beat Generator Live!, Dundee
8 Apr – Nice'n'Sleazy, Glasgow