Clydebank band The Ronains are almost ready to launch their debut album produced by a member of Simple Minds.

The new wave rock group, consisting of Debi Ronain, Linzi Ronain, Jim Reid and Shaun Scott, are set to launch ‘Love, Drugs & on the Dole’ on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

The event will be take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow.

The new album was written by bassist Jim Reid and produced by Gordy Goudie, guitarist and producer for Simple Minds.

It details the struggles of Lizzy Coyne, a fictional character based on a real woman living in Glasgow’s East End.

Jim Reid said: “Love, Drugs & on the Dole is based on the true story of controversial local character Lizzy Coyne and her life of debauchery. Each track tells the story of Lizzy’s unbelievable life and of the people who came into her path on the streets of Glasgow with murder, drugs, prostitution, and survival becoming everyday scenarios.”

The Ronains have been developing this concept for several years. Their 2016 single “Another Homeless Affair” told the story of how Lizzy Coyne first met Johnny Jones, a heroin addict she went on to have a relationship with. They followed this up with the track “Vampyre” in 2017, which recounts Coyne’s violent ex’s release from prison after serving time for attempted murder.

Reid added: “These are all things that are happening in Glasgow.”

The band, formed in November 2015, has recently returned from a successful tour of America’s East Coast, playing in Baltimore, New York City, Virginia, and at a sold-out gig in Philadelphia.

This year they have also supported the likes of Glaswegian singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon and musician Jake Bugg at various festival gigs.

In 2016, BBC Radio Scotland’s Billy Sloan chose their single ‘Anonymous’ as one of his singles of the year.

Since then they have played alongside bands such as Razorlight, Dodgy and Amy MacDonald at Party at The Palace.

Tickets to the event cost £10 and include a choice of album or t-shirt. Doors open at 6.30pm.