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Live Review : Stereophonics, Edinburgh Castle (15/07/16)

With the rain at bay and a few fans still wondering into the makeshift arena of stands, frontman, Kelly Jones marched out onto the stage stating, “If anyone’s still in the pub, you better hurry up!” before the rest of the band claimed their positions on stage and the first track of the evening “C’est la Vie” began playing followed by “I Wanna Get Lost With You”. By now, any fans that were still climbing up the old streets to the Castle had filled up the venue and the Welsh act revisited their younger days playing, “Local Boy In The Photograph” and “A Thousand Trees” from their debut “Word Gets Around”.

The next few tracks to be aired included, “Have a Nice Day”, “I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio” and “Maybe Tomorrow” with Jones stopping to tell the crowd the band played in Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve 1996, and that the city was the place where they first signed a record deal 20 years ago. Going out to celebrate the deal, Jones recalled he and his bandmates drank all that they could, before trashing their hotel room and being forced to apologise to the manager the following morning feeling like they were “a bunch of naughty schoolboys being pulled up”.

The first of two sold out shows at The Castle featured, “Pick a Part That’s New”, “Mr. And Mrs. Smith” and “Violins and Tambourines” and for the evening the Welsh singer ditched his classic look of a leather jacket for a light denim one printed with exotic palm trees. While “Superman” was being played, the stereotypical British weather of torrential rain returned for the remainder of the show but, instead of dampening spirits, the plastic poncho-covered crowd continued to sing the night away. “Vegas Two Times”, “Indian Summer” and “Graffiti on the Train” were some of the biggest successes of the night, with the band not forgetting to play their hit cover of “Handbags And Gladrags” written by Mike d’Abo. “Been Caught Cheating” was also played along with the more upbeat tracks of “Sunny” and “The Bartender and the Thief” before the band departed the stage leaving the view of The Castle with burning fires standing behind the backdrop of lights.

A chant for “one more tune” then began, with the some of the fans from the stands leaving the show before the band could re-emerge for their encore. The Welsh four-piece didn’t leave fans in the rain for long, coming back out and playing “Traffic” before Jones again took his place behind the piano that has been carried to the stage front again and played, “White Lies”. The end of the show had now inevitably come, despite no one wanting the evening to be over. However, this did mean that the classic hit, “Dakota” closed the showed, ending the evening on a high note with the headliners announcing that they would be back next year with a new record.

Clean Cut Kid Present, “We Used To Be In Love”

Liverpudlian outfit, “Clean Cut Kid” have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming EP, “We Used To Be In Love” last week.

The latest track from the fuzz-pop band got its premiere on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 slot on 6th July 2016.

“One of the most heart shattering things about breaking up with someone is how this person, who used to be at the centre of your whole universe, is suddenly no more a part of your life than a distant stranger. ‘We Used To Be In Love’ is about passing that person in the street and wanting to scream, “DON’T YOU REMEMBER WHAT WE USED TO FEEL FOR EACH OTHER?!?!” -Mike Halls, Clean Cut Kid.

Having already been dubbed the “sound of the summer”, the band are scheduled to perform at over 30 UK Festivals this year, including Reading & Leeds, Latitude and Brighton’s Great Escape.

Clean Cut Kid will be hitting the tour circuit in October of this year with dates lined up in Newcastle (19th), Glasgow (20th), Coventry (22nd), Brighton (25th), London (26th) and Liverpool (29th), among others.

“We Used To Be In Love” is available now


Twin Atlantic Announce UK Tour + Album

Twin Atlantic have announced a 13 date UK Headline Tour later this year in support of their forthcoming fourth studio effort, “GLA”, due to drop on Friday 9th September 2016.

The Glasgow-born band, led by singer, Sam McTrusty, have already given us a taste of what’s to come with new tracks, “Gold Elephant : Cherry Alligator” and “No Sleep”, which were both released last month. 

Kicking off on 7th October 2016 in Newcastle, their headline tour will take in shows in Manchester (8th), Cardiff (9th), Birmingham (11th), London (12th), Portsmouth (14th), Leeds (15th), Norwich (16th), Dublin (10th December), Belfast (11th) and a triple treat for hometown fans with THREE dates at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on 13th, 14th and 15th December 2016.

“GLA” follows Twin Atlantic’s 2009 debut album, “Vivarium”; “Free” dropped in 2011 followed by “Great Divide” in 2014

Tickets are available from 9am on Friday 15th July 2016.

“GLA” is released on Friday 9th September 2016.

Gutter Gig Guide : 06/07/16

Gigs This Week

Houston-born superstar, Beyoncè will be taking over Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Thursday (7th July 2016) as part of her “Formation World Tour”; the tour coincides with the release of her sixth studio album, “Lemonade” which dropped in April. Expect to hear a mixed bags of hits old and new proving why Bey is Queen.

Broadcast plays host to Virgin Kids on Friday (8th July 2016). The band, from London, will be showcasing their brand of garage punk/rock; their debut album dropped in March of this year. Support comes from The Bellybuttons.

Dream pop outfit, The Telescopes are at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Saturday (9th July 2016). The band, from Staffordshire, formed in 1987 and have released eight studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Hidden Fields”.

Audio play host to Employed To Serve on Monday (11th July 2016). The band, from Woking, are bringing their brand of “nasty hardcore” to Glasgow.

American rocker, Jesse Malin is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Tuesday (12th July 2016). Malin, from Queens in New York, is out in support of his double 2015 release, “New York Before The War” and “Outsiders”

Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s play host to Aussie born, indie rockers, Tired Lion on Tuesday (12th July 2016). The quartet, from Perth, are on a current tour taking in both European and festival dates, including Open Air Festival in Switzerland and Rock For People Festival in Czech Republic.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters are set to play Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on Wednesday (13th July 2016). Costello, from London, has fronted The Imposters, The Attractions and The Roots producing over 30 studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2013’s “Wise Up Ghosts” and has shaped the new wave and punk rock genre since 1970.

Fresh from releasing his third studio effort, “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth” in April, Sturgill Simpson will be at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Wednesday (13th July 2016). Simpson, from Kentucky, released his debut album, “High Top Mountain” in June 2013 followed by 2014’s “Metamodern Sounds In Country Music”.

Just Announced

Yellowcard will be bringing their Farewell Tour to Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday 12th December 2016. The Florida-born band formed in 1997 and released 10 studio LPs to date, the most recent being their self-titled LP which dropped this year. Support comes from Normandie and Kenneths.

Tickets are available now

American R&B girl group, Fifth Harmony are set to play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday 6th October 2016. The band came third on 2012’s American X Factor and released their debut album, “Reflection” in 2015; their second studio effort, “7/27” followed in May of this year.

Tickets are available now





Curtain Up : July 2016

The King’s Theatre

Derren Brown : Miracle

Mon 4 – Sat 9 Jul 2016 | 7.30pm | £30-50

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The magic man is in town, upgrading to angel with his new show that features illusions of the mind inflicted on poor, unsuspecting souls.

Grumpy Old Women

Sun 17 Jul 2016 | 8pm | £30

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Sex And The City for the twilight years. Three grumpy old women come together to discuss, in all seriousness of course, ‘grumpy grooming’, ‘how to get your way without him noticing’ and, of course, a huge prescribed dose of booze.

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Sat 23 Jul 2016 | 7.30pm | £25-27

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Grab your shades and fedoras and brush up on your soul, it’s time to dance!

Jackie, The Musical

Tue 26 – Sat 30 Jul 2016 | 2.30/7.30pm | £15-40

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For those of us who were teens before Facebook, the bible was Jackie. Now she’s leapt off the page to the stage complete with all the celebs and culture of the 70’s.


The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga : Wee Fat Glesga Wedding

Thu 29 Jul – Sat 6 Aug 2016 | 2/7.30pm | £18

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Desperate Housewives meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding, with a Glesga twist! God help us all! With songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “9 To 5” and “I Will Always Love You”, The Real Hoosewives is a guaranteed scream, as any Glesga wedding should be.

Tron Theatre

Clown Cabaret

Sat 30 Jul 2016 | 7.30pm | £5

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What would happen if Liza Minnelli joined the circus? What could make a clown better? The glam of the cabaret, obviously. Seven clowns, seven glitzy unique acts for a night of music, laughter and awe.

The Lonesome West

Wed 6 – Sat 23 Jul | 2.30/7.45pm | £9-14

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In an Irish Catholic family, two respectively devout and agnostic brothers agree to wipe the slate clean by confessing everything they’ve ever done to each other, from “eat the last cookie” to “killed our father”.

Cinema Club : 01/07/2016

New Releases

Absolutely Fabulous : The Movie

Eddy and Patsy finally make their riotous big-screen debut; older, but none the wiser! The ever glamorous and self-indulgent partying pair find themselves at the centre of a media firestorm when Eddy accidentally kills supermodel, Kate Moss. Several old favourites from the show return including Eddy’s long-suffering daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha), sarcastic Mother (June Whitfield) and the brilliantly air-headed Bubble (Jane Horrocks), plus cameos from Stella McCartney, Dawn French, Emma Bunton, Graham Norton, Rebel Wilson and many, many more!

Central Intelligence

At school, Bob Stone (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) was an overweight geek who was endlessly bullied by his classmates. Now, though, he’s a top CIA agent, and about to return to his old stomping ground for a school reunion. Claiming to be on a top secret mission, Bob enlists the help of Calvin (Kevin Hart), an accountant who was once the school’s most popular kid. Together, the two of them find themselves caught up in a deadly world of shoot-outs, double crosses and espionage.

Now You See Me 2 **Released Monday 4th July 2016

The Four Horsemen are back and are recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. Three years ago, The Four Horseman – a quartet of successful illusionists – arrived on cinema screens in the shape of Daniel “Danny” Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco). Now they’re back, one year on from outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles. This time, they find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet . . .

Special Screenings

Jaws @ The GFT, Wednesday 6th July 2016 @ 5.50pm

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Steven Spielberg’s 1975 original summer blockbuster gets a airing at The GFT this week. A giant, man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider star.

Robocop @ The Grosvenor, Friday 8th July 2016 @ 11pm

In near-future Detroit, a murdered police officer is resurrected as an experimental crime-fighting cyborg named Robocop. Tormented by memories of his past, he soon deviates from his law enforcement programme to seek revenge on his killers. This sci-fi action film balances ultraviolence with black comedy and cutting satire.


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