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‘Just the tonic, supersonic’ the anthem hoping to inspire Scotland at the Euros



A group of Scotland superfans are hoping to create their very own famous anthem to the team’s upcoming Euro 2024 campaign.

Musical trio The Caledonian Dream say their Shot at Glory tune can become the Tartan Army’s new terrace anthem this summer at the eagerly-anticipated tournament in Germany.

Following the likes of 500 Miles and Yes sir, I Can Boogie, The Caledonian Dream want the country to use their rousing rendition to get behind the boys in blue an get the nation going.

Singer songwriter, John Murray, told STV News he has taken some inspiration from the songs of decades past.

He said: “My prototype for it was the 1974 world cup song, ‘Yabba Dabba Do’, but I wanted that with a dance beat to it.

“The melody came to me one night and I grabbed my phone and sent a voice note to Dave Clark, the producer, then we went into the studio.

“We were scratching our chins once we’d recorded some of it saying, ‘there’s something missing here, there’s something missing’ and it was the bagpipes.”

They then enlisted the help of friend and piper Bruce Jolliffe.

“I used to pipe at my pals’ weddings and after the kids were born I didn’t’ play the pipes for about 15 years”, he told STV News.

“When my dad hears that he’ll be livid that I picked them up just for this.

“We got together, I came into the studio one night and it was the first time I played the pipes in 15 years and it was a battle.”

As well as the pipes, this Tartan Army tune has a modern raving twist the group hope fans will be belting out in Germany.

Producer, Dave Clark said: “The rave hoover is the synth I used to make most of the sounds in this song. it’s called the rave hoover because the sound it makes has been compared to the sounds of a hoover.

“I have one of these synths, I use it extensively on this. It’s definitely very Scottish, bouncy, techno-ish but it’s got a light-hearted bounce and feel to it.

“The kinda thing you’d hear in Ayrshire in the 90s.

“Just the tonic, supersonic.

“It’s very catchy it’s annoying the hell outa me just now, the nation might not thank me for this at the end of the tournament.”

Shot at Glory is available to listen to here.

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