It's a tribute to Scott Hutchison, and the work they completed...

mastersystem's debut album has been one of 2018's real pearls.

A fantastic, raw, engaging experience, it matched echoes of grunge and 90s alt rock with Scott Hutchison's marvellous lyricism.

Sadly, Scott's passing has ended mastersystem's journey, but the band have pieced together a new video to salute their friend.

'Old Team' is a real highlight of the record, a taut lyrical performance which helped spur the full album into being.

The full video for 'Old Team' features a plethora of live footage, short clips of a band playing visceral rock music and simply having fun.

mastersystem explain:

This footage was shot during the first and last Mastersystem tour. The great thing about it is it just shows a bunch of fellas, having the best time, ripping the piss out of each other, laughing and doing some shows. There’s something fucking brilliant about this…something free of the pressure that bands can turn into…That’s what Mastersystem was about, just a record, a band built from going back to how we all started, throwing riffs and cords around until it sounds something like a tune. No fuss.

This was Scott’s favourite tune on the record, and the spark that lit the paper that led to the whole Mastersystem album. It was always in our plans to be THE single off the record.

We’re very fucking proud of it, which is why we’re honouring our original plans to put it out. It will not be a thing to propel Mastersystem forward into new places, but serve as a monument to all involved and to all that listened….That we made a class record we all believe in.

Cheers for listening. Justin, Grant, James and Nick.

Tune in now.

mastersystem's 'Old Team' single is set to be given a 500 only vinyl pressing - the band respectfully request that these copies end up in the hands of genuine fans, not eBay.

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