Music preview: Death By Ambition @ King Tut's, Glasgow

Published by METRO

Tomorrow (21 December), 8.30pm, £6, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 221 5279. www.kingtuts.co.uk

Yes, I’m fully aware that you’re probably not considering going to any gigs at the moment. With just a handful of days remaining to squeeze in that final Christmas shopping spree you can barely afford, there are better times of the year to be watching an alternative rock band perform, I understand.

But please just hear me out, alright? Death By Ambition are more than a bang for your buck, and you’ve definitely still got the time and money to enjoy their music for a couple of hours and £6.

Since forming in June 2010, the four piece have acquired a dedicated following on the local scene, by bringing their progressive and anthemic sound – à la Biffy Clyro – to venues across the city.

Having performed a set at Barrowlands this time last year, they head on to the modest yet magical King Tut’s stage tomorrow night, on the back of their recent Everything Popular Is Wrong EP release.

‘We’re really excited to be playing such a legendary venue that every band in Glasgow wants to play, and one where so many of our favourite bands have played before,’ said guitarist and vocalist Chris Harkin. ‘We’re just happy at getting the chance to perform our music for people.’

Support comes from fellow Glasgow guitar band Switchback Road, and progressive rockers Call Me Salvador – four lads who’ll be coming all the way from Houston. That's Johnstone, not Texas.

So you say you’re skint? That you’ve not got enough time? Well, with an evening of fresh, locally-sourced talent on offer, that just won’t wash with me.