The story began when three Stornoway Cove’s (Innes, Uilly and Boydie) met up in the house to have the craic on a Saturday night playing music with just the dog and the cat watching. After a few tunes getting thrown across the room Boydie stated muttering a few sentences. As he is a man of few words no attention was really given to him until he shouted ‘Quick, line me out!’ Not a second to spare a set of old broken headphones were cable tied to a guitar amp and out came a few cobwebs followed shortly after with a sound nobody had ever heard before. What came next was five gallons of lyrics, verse after verse, song after song – PEAT & DIESEL WAS BORN!
The songs won’t make much sense to the average person, but the person behind the lyrics isn’t your average man so if you have a listen and you can relate to it you are a special breed. Peat & Diesel – “Light my Byre” takes you on a journey to the heart of the Western Isles, where #peatlemania was born. Selling out Glasgow’s iconic Barrowlands in one day as well as over 10,000 tickets across their debut tour, has seen the band turn a corner in the public eye and with the band’s second album “Uptown Fank” reaching the top 30 on release, things just keep going from strength to strength.