A few hours ago in a tweet, Dale Barclay announced: ‘The Amazing Snakeheads are over. Never, ever to return. To anyone who came to get down, I thank you with all my heart.’

I doubt many really imagined that the Snakeheads were going to be one of those bands that just keep on going on and on, eventually churning out albums for the sake of it and going through the same pedestrian motions any time they stepped on to a stage to perform.

They always possessed a sense of the volatile and unlike many other guitar acts of today, they never gave any hint of succumbing to careerism. In their very short time together, they were never scared to take risks.

From Amphetamine Ballads, one of the finest Scottish albums of recent years, this is Where is My Knife?

Best of luck to the guys whatever they get up to next.