STORNOWAY trio Peat & Diesel are gearing up to release their second album at a sold-out show in Glasgow this weekend.

The band will launch Light My Byre at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom on Saturday, January 25.

It comes just months after the release of their debut album Uptown Fank and follows a huge year for the band that saw them play a number of festivals and build a reputation as a must-see live band.

Light My Byre was originally intended to launch at the Oran Mor; however, demand saw the gig upgraded to the Barrowlands.

It comes just over a year after Peat & Diesel played their first ever gig in a Lewis pub and the band have gone from strength to strength and are inching closer to selling out their 2020 UK tour – with their show at Stirling's Albert Halls next month already at capacity.

Despite their standing, all three members are still holding down full-time jobs. Fisherman Callum 'Boydie' MacLeod is on guitar and vocals, electrician Innes Scott is on the accordion and delivery driver Uilleam 'Uilly' MacLeod is on drums.

The video for their song Western Isles went viral in early 2019, clocking up more than 200,000 views, and the video's tagline "This is how we do it in the Western Isles" has become a much-heard catchphrase across the Scottish festival circuit.

On top of the huge number of video views, the track clocked up over 115,000 streams and their debut album, cleverly titled Uptown Fank, sold more than 4,000 CDs and is stocked by HMV and FOPP stores across Scotland.

Accordion player Innes said: "It's been amazing to see so many people get behind us in 2019.

"Western Isles has become an unofficial anthem for the islands which is just mad.

"It's all about writing songs that are relatable for us and I think that's why so many people have got on the Peat train and embraced the music.

"There was such an appetite for the songs we're making that it made sense for us to put another release out in the New Year.

"We're always inspired by everyday things and our home and the new album will continue to tell those stories and most importantly, give our fans something new to jump up and down to."

Due to unprecedented demand for their debut album Uptown Fank, a limited-edition vinyl was pressed in time for Christmas.

Their self-written songs, that tell stories about island life in a hilarious way, have won them a resolute celebrity status up and down the country.

With the band's new-found fame being dubbed Peatlemania, fans flock in their thousands to see them perform live and their nine-date 2020 UK tour is already close to a complete sell out.

A summer of festival slots last year saw Peatlemania reach fever pitch. At The Gathering, the tent reached capacity due to the army of fans trying to squeeze in to catch a glimpse of the trio and join the party. Festival goers happily chose to miss out on a big act on the main stage to be part of the action.

The Stornoway lads also rocked the main stage at HebCelt, despite originally turning down the slot for a smaller stage so they could make it to their day jobs.

The night before they were set to perform fans stormed the signing tent, resulting in police intervention to calm the eager crowds.

Their fanbase was deemed far too big for a smaller tent stage and they wound up playing the mainstage to thousands after all – without having to "pull a sickie" at work.

Light My Byre will be launched at Celtic Connections on Saturday, January 25 at the Barrowlands and the album is available to pre-order now.

Tickets are sold out for the album launch however there are still tickets available for the Big Burns Supper in Dumfries on February 2 and some other Scottish shows later this year.

Visit the band's website at for ticket information or to pre-order the album.