IT HAS been a long-time coming but Mason Hill have announced their debut album will be set for release in March next year.

The Glasgow five-piece unveil Against The Wall on March 5, 2021, and have teased the release with the single - of the same name - out today.

The long play has been on the agenda for band for quite some time, having launched a crowdfunder to finance the recording last year.

They then gave a sold-out audience at King Tut's a sneak peek of the new material in October.

Singer Scott Taylor said: "It’s finally here! Our debut album Against The Wall is the culmination of five years of literal blood, sweat, tears and everything in between.

"The whole process has been beset by about everything known to man, but we’ve finally prevailed and couldn’t be happier. Now if only we could get out and tour again in 2021 – it’s going to be a great year for us either way and we can’t wait.”

To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow.

At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, who’d shared a stage with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society man Zakk Wylde, a personal hero, toured across the UK, and secured endorsements from leading music brands.

The teenage Taylor already harboured dreams of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, and the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form a band.

In 2013, the pair formed Mason Hill, adding drummer Craig McFetridge, bassist Matthew Ward and guitarist Marc Montgomery in due course.

Five diverse, colourful characters, the members of the group were instantly bonded by a shared, singular vision for their band: Taylor relinquished long-held plans to become an Olympic swimmer in order to focus on music, while Ward withdrew from a degree course at the University of Glasgow, where he’d been studying microbiology/virology.

For these ambitious young men, Mason Hill was and is priority number one.

LISTEN: Mason Hill - Against the Wall (single)

PRE-ORDER: Mason Hill - Against the Wall (album)