Album review – Come On Gang!


Come On Gang! -‘Strike A Match’ (self-released)

‘If this is being young, it isn’t easy,’ sings Sarah Tenet-Jones on ‘Fortune Favours The Brave.’ She’s right, it’s not, and the sad thing even if you’re in your mid-thirties is that Come On Gang! are calling it a day, just as they release their debut album.

Shame. Because this is a debut album that feels fresh and plays like a manifesto, it’s just that knowing they will have split by the time it comes out feels bittersweet. What can I say about Edinburgh’s Come On Gang!? They wrote great pop ditties, which is a start. there were three of them, which is always cool. And their singer was also also a lass who sang from her drumkit. That’s cooler, and far more rare. Oh…and they’re leaving us with a debut packed with ace tunes like ‘Red thread’ ‘Wheels’ and ‘Coffee Shop.’ I think ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ is always going to be my favourite, though.

It’s a pity that Come On gang! didn’t get more recognition in their time together, but then twenty years ago the same was true of the Vaselines.

…and we all know what happened next.


Strike a Match is released on February 14.

Come On Gang! play their final gig with support from Cancel The Astronauts, Hailey Beavis and Over The Wall at Pilrig St Paul’s Church on Leith Walk in Edinburgh on February 12. Scots bloggers Peenko and Aye Tunes supply the tunes.

Come On Gang! -‘Fortune Favours The Brave.’ mp3



Not what I wanted to read, especially as I have long believed them to be one of the great hopes for scottish music. SOB!!!!:

An Announcement

Dear friends, fans and family –

We are sorry to announce that Come On Gang! have, with a lot of thought, decided to call it a day. We have had a fantastic time over the past three years and we’re so proud of everything we’ve achieved. The split was a hard decision to reach but it was the right one.

We remain great friends and are certainly going to be keeping in touch and letting each other, and you, know about our future musical plans, of which we have high hopes.

We will be holding a final gig on the 12th February 2011, in Pilrig Church, Leith Walk. This will also be the launch of our album. It’s going to be a corker of a gig – a little bittersweet yes, but lots of fun as well. We’ll tell you all the details in the coming weeks.

So, for all of you who have come to see us play, listened to us on the radio, written a review of a gig, taken pictures, given us a wee push in the right direction, let us stay on your sofa, or helped build our lovely relationships within the creative family of Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond –

thankyou and goodnight.

Come On Gang!

Come On Gang! -‘Fortune favours the brave.’ mp3 (no.20 in this year’s Festive Fifty)

Presenting…Come On Gang!


Edinburgh three-piece Come On Gang! have been around for a while now, and I can only apologise for not having featured them sooner.

They are: Sarah Tanat-Jones (vocals and drumming), Mikey Morrison (guitar and vocals) and Rob Howell (bass). Their latest (third) single is a free download entitled ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ which is a gorgeous slice of indie-pop that makes you want to jump around the bedroom (or indeed, wherever you so choose, I guess). They’re now working on ther debut album, which ‘Fortune’ is the awesome first track to appear.

You can hear it here…

Fortune Favours The Brave by Come On Gang!

and see the delightfully quirky video here….

-and to download the single for free sign up here

Come On Gang! website/myspace