Smalltown Glory is the new musical venture by Eddie Macdonald, co-founding member of The Alarm. Eddie has put together a three piece band which includes Paul Evans and Charlie Fowler. This is Eddie's first proper venture back into mainstream music since The Alarm folded in 1991. In the intervening years he has forged a successful career as a commercial photographer.
The band's debut six track release, Tenements Commandments EP Vol. 1 is available exclusively on Pledge Music, and it has already smashed through its target. To buy the Tenements Commandments EP Vol. 1 on Pledge Music click here.
It's a welcome return for Eddie, and the songs the three piece have put together for this first release are stunning. Eddie has lost nothing of the knack for coming up with a decent tune. His songwriting partnership with Mike Peters in The Alarm was the driving force behind many of the band's finest songs.
I have already got my download copy of the EP and if you are a fan of Eddie or The Alarm you won't be disappointed. Nigel Twist from The Alarm makes a guest appearance on drums and the final track is a new 2016 version of Third Light by The Alarm. I am looking to see the band play live later this year, and I am already anticipating more new material.
Eddie has been a great supporter of the Lives & Times fundraising book I recently published to raise funds for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. My mum has been fighting cancer since 2012. I was lucky enough to meet and photograph Eddie and Nigel for the book in London.