The Xcerts began as an idea among school friends Murray Macleod and Jordan Smith at just 13 years old, adding Ross McTaggart on drums. After recording a few EPs locally, McTaggart left the group in 2006 and they brought in Tom Heron to take over, and were handpicked by ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’ frontman Sam Duckworth to join his label Mannequin Republic. There they released two singles, ‘Just Go Home’ and ‘Do You Feel Safe?’, before announcing in 2009 that they would release their debut album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’. Their most recent album, ‘There Is Only You’ was released in 2014 and charted at no. 4 on the Rock album chart in the UK.