by Siobhanne Beattie / April 24th 2015 / No Comment
Scottish singer/songwriter, Kerri Watt releases brand new EP, “You” on Monday 27th April 2015 via The Libertines’ Gary Powell’s record label, 25 Hour Convenience Store Records.
Gutter HQ first brought Milngavie-born, Kerri Watt and her unique blend of Orange County-inspired pop/rock in February 2013. Since then, she has released 2014 debut EP, “Who’s Lovin’ Me Now?”, supported both Ward Thomas and fellow Scot, Nina Nesbitt on tour and worked with Tom Fuller, a producer known for his work with Mumford & Sons, Robbie Williams and The X Factor’s, Ella Henderson.
To coincide with the release of “You”, Watt will be out on tour across her native Scotland in the first weekend on May 2015; kicking off with a date at Glasgow’s The Garage (Attic Bar) on Friday 1st May before playing shows at Perth’s The Green Room (Saturday 2nd May 2015) and MadHatter’s in Inverness (Sunday 3rd May 2015).
22 year old Watt is looking forward to playing to a home crowd, “It’s important for me to stay involved with people that gave me support when I first started out, so I was keen to head back out and play some shows at home. I’m proud to be a Scot and am always amazed at the incredible musical talent that we have. I always want to stay a part of that”.
“You” is available from Monday 27th April 2015.
Kerri Watt will be at Glasgow’s The Garage (Attic Bar) on Friday 1stMay 2015.
by Siobhanne Beattie / April 24th 2015 / No Comment
Avengers : Age Of Ultron
Joss Whedon directs this action-packed, Marvel adventure starring Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson. Iron Man (Downey Jr), Captain America (Evans), The Hulk (Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), BlackWidow (Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemworth) unite against Ultron; a peacekeeping tool designed by Tony Stark which has decided that humans are the enemy and is hell-bent on destroying mankind. James Spader joins this all-star cast as the voice of Ultron.
Annie (Take 2)
The GFT, Saturday 24th April 2015 @ 11.30am
The Glasgow Film Theatre are giving film-goers a second chance to see the remake of this classic this weekend. Foster kid, Annie’s (QuvenzhaneWallis) life is turned around after she meets billionaire business tycoon and New York Mayoral candidate, Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). Cameron Diaz also stars as the mean Miss Hannigan.
The Man From Laramie
The GFT, Sunday 26th April 2015 @ 3pm
James Stewart is Will Lockhart in this 1955 western, directed by Anthony Mann. Lockhart comes to the ranch town of Coronado on a mission of vengeance in the name of his dead brother. Arthur Kennedy and Cathy O’Donnell also star.
Far From The Madding Crowd
The GFT (Tuesday 28th/Wednesday 29th April 2015)
Just a week before the 2015 remake is released, The GFT are giving JohnSchlesinger’s 1967 original. Julie Christie is Bathsheba Everdene, a proud beauty who inherits her uncle’s farm in the West Country. AlanBates, Terence Stamp and Peter Finch star as three potential suitors trying to win her hand. Based on the book by Thomas Hardy.
We got an exclusive sneak peek at Ben Affleck as Batman in the forthcoming “Batman V Superman : Dawn Of Justice” trailer. The movie is scheduled for release in March 2016 in The United States, but a UK release date has yet to be confirmed. Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane also star, while Henry Cavill reprises his Superman role from 2013’s “Man Of Steel”.
Hometown heroes, Texas are set to take to the stage at The Royal ConcertHall tonight (Wednesday 22nd April 2015). Fronted by Sharleen Spitiri, the band formed back in 1986 and released their eighth studio album, “The Conversation” in May 2013. The band played a very special set at King Tuts last week as part of Sunday Mail’s Seven Nights line-up.
Tonight (Wednesday 22nd April 2015) will also see The Early November play at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. The band, from NewJersey, formed in 1999 but split in 2007, before reforming in 2011. Next month will see them release, “Imbue”, their fourth studio LP.
The SSE Hydro will play host to English singer/songwriter, Ben Howard this Friday (24th April 2015). The indie folk musician scooped two BRIT Awards in 2013 for “Best British Breakthrough Act” and “Best British Solo Male”.Howard’s second studio album, “IForgot Where We Were” was released in October 2014.
Young Kato will be claiming The Garage’s centre stage spot this Saturday (25th April 2015) ahead of the scheduled release of their debut LP, “Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow” next month. Following the 2012 release of their self-titled EP, the six-member strong band have gained popularity, largely due to tracks, “Drink, Dance, Play” and “Help Yourself”.
LA-based band, Echosmith will be at King Tut’s this weekend (Sunday26th April 2015). The band formed in 2009 and released their debut album, “Talking Dreams” in October 2013. Their signature song, “CoolKids”, has become a fast favourite among UK radio listeners this year.
The daddy of boybands, Take That kick off a triple treat at The SSE Hydro next week (Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th April2015). The band, now a trio, formed in 1990 and enjoyed chart success throughout the first half of the decade with tracks including, “BackFor Good”, “Pray”, “Relight My Fire” and their take on BarryManilow’s “Could It Be Magic?” before splitting in 1996. Since reforming (minus Robbie Williams) in 2006, the band have gone on to become bigger and better than ever before; Williams even rejoined them for 2010 album, “Progress” and the accompanying tour. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald are out in support of latest LP, “III”. Support comes in the form of X Factor’s answer to Adele, Ella Henderson.
Veteran Scots’ band, Simple Minds have announced plans to play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Saturday 28th November 2015 as part of their upcoming tour. The band released their 16th studio LP, “Big Music” last October.
Electro, indie-dancefloor friendly, Hot Chip will be at The Barrowland in Glasgow on Friday 16th October. The band, who formed in 2000, release their sixth studio album, “Why Make Sense?” next month.
by Siobhanne Beattie / April 16th 2015 / No Comment
Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Vincent Cassel star in this edge of your seat drama, directed by Daniel Espinosa. Leo Demidov (Hardy) is a security officer in the Soviet Union under Stalin’s reign when he uncovers a series of grisly child murders. Demidov is forced to team up with General Mikhail (Oldman) in order to track down the elusive killer when his Communist bosses refuse to believe there is a murderer on the loose. Based on Tom Smith’s bestselling novel.
A Little Chaos
Alan Rickman directs and stars as King Louis XIV in this period drama that re-imagines the creation of The Rockwork Grove, a unique feature of the gardens at the Palace Of Versailles. Celebrated landscape designer, Andre le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts) is assigned with overseeing the design of an outdoor ballroom as part of expansion plans, but has to get used to “a little chaos” in his professional life when he recruits the help of talented, but free-thinking outsider, Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet).
Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and former Manchester United footballer, Eric Cantona star in this action-packed Western, directed by Kristian Levring. Danish settler, Jon (Mikkelson) is forced to flee the life he has built in 1870s North America after executing the man who murdered his wife and son. However, Jon soon finds himself the target of revenge with the dead man’s brother, Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a vicious gang leader hell bent on vengeance.
The GFT, Friday 17th April @ 11pm
As part of Record Store Day 2015, The GFT is airing this nostalgic 90s trip about a chaotic day in the life of record store employees, starring LivTyler and Renee Zellweger.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
The GFT, Sunday 19th April @ 1pm
Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis star in this poignant drama about Gilbert Grape;a young man juggling with the responsibility of caring for two younger sisters, his mentally disabled brother, Arnie (DiCaprio) and obese mother and hold down a job in a sleepy, small town in Iowa. However, the arrival of free-spirit, Becky (Lewis) into his mundane life changes everything.
The trailer for forthcoming Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy” was unveiled earlier this week. Taking its title from Wilson’s 1988 song, “Love& Mercy” depicts two key points in the troubled Beach Boys life; the 1960s and the 1980s. Both Paul Dano and John Cusack play BrianWilson while Elizabeth Banks plays Wilson’s second wife, Melinda and Paul Giamatti is psychotherapist, Dr Eugene Landy. “Love & Mercy” hits US cinemas on 5th June 2015 while a UK release date has still to be confirmed.
This week brought the a sneaky peek at the upcoming Star Wars movie, “StarWars : The Force Awakens”, due for release in December 2o15. Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reprise their original roles in this forthcoming space adventure set 30 years after Return Of The Jedi (released in 1983). “Chewie, we’re home . . .”
by Siobhanne Beattie / April 16th 2015 / No Comment
Keep your iPods! Save your Spotify! This weekend is all about LPs! RecordStore Day 2015 is this Saturday (18th April 2015) and Gutter HQ has the lowdown on where you can celebrate the art of vinyl and the long-running reign of independent record stores across the world.
Monorail Music (King Street, Glasgow)
One of Glasgow’s best music hubs is hosting a very special Record StoreDay celebration this weekend. The venue will have hundreds of exclusive, limited vinyl for sale (that’s what it’s all about, after all) as well as homebaking, activities for the little ones and live music from Rose McDowall, Pennycress and Halfrican, among others and DJ sets from Roxanne Clifford (Veronica Falls) and JD Twitch (Optimo). This event is completely FREE and kicks off on Saturday 18th April 2015 at 9am.
The Glasgow Film Theatre (Rose Street, Glasgow)
Empire Records, Friday 17th April @ 11pm
“Empire Records, open till Midnight!” Is there a better place to work than here? The GFT are airing this 90s nostalgia trip this weekend in celebration of Record Store Day 2015. This cult classic starring Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger follows a group of record store employees on a particularly stressful day at work . . . Rex Manning Day!
The Record Factory (Byres Road, Glasgow)
The newest addition to Glasgow’s West End music scene boasts an eclectic and exciting line-up of live music this Saturday (18th April 2015). Dutch outfit, My Baby are kicking off proceedings at 2pm (before they head off to The Barrowland for a sold-out slot supporting Seasick Steve!) Joining My Baby are The Ravels, Fly Jackson, Something, Someone and Sophie Rogers. The Record Factory will also play host to an array of record sellers and vintage clothes stalls AND “vinyl only” DJ sets from XFM special guest DJS. Enough? No? No problem! Their nom, nom, nom kitchen will be open from Noon until 8.45pm AND their Beer Garden will play host to very special guest acoustic sets.
Love Music (Dundas Street, Glasgow)
Our friends at Love Music lead the celebration of independent record stores worldwide with their annual (and much anticipated) RSD event this Saturday (18th April 2015). Come for the cakes, stay for the live music . . . The exclusive (and VERY exciting) line-up includes Colonel Mustard & TheDijon 5, The Mickey 9’s, Fini Tribe, Tuff Love, ex-My ChemicalRomance guitarist, Frank Iero among others. The queue starts shortly before 6am, we’ll see you there!
Labelling Glasgow the “party capital of the world”, there was a real feeling in the air that Lower Than Atlantis’ gig at the city’s Garage on Monday night would be a memorable one, even before the band took to the stage.
The Watford-based band took to the stage to a raucous reception and wasted no time in setting the high-octane tone with opener, “Criminal”. “Love Someone Else” followed as well as a throwback to their 2010 debut with track, “Far Q” and “Stays The Same” from their latest self-titled LP. Frontman, Mike Duce then asked the venue if there was anyone called Emily in the room, before the four-piece tore through their track of the same name.
During the set, Duce stopped and, by his own admission, said “cheesy things to the crowd because that’s what singers in bands do”. “Ain’tNo Friend”, “English Kids In America” and “High At Five” shaped the energetic set. The band interacted playfully with their audience; Duce stuck a sticker to his chest thrown on stage by a fan and a bunny mask which found its way to the stage was passed between all four members.
“Marilyn’s Mansion” and “Sewer Side” were next, but it was “(Motor)Way Of Life” which provoked the biggest reaction from the crowd. In keeping with the Glaswegian way of things, both Duce and guitarist, BenSansom happily accepted fans’ challenge to “down their drinks”, spilling a considerable amount of beer (down themselves) in the process. “Wars WithWords” and “Deadliest Catch” saw the band bow out.
Returning with an acoustic guitar, Duce stepped back up to the mic and asked the crowd to split apart in the middle; he then left the stage and stood in the newly-formed space among fans. Standing with just his guitar and mic, he asked the crowd to sit down while he played, “Another SadSong”. Duce rejoined his bandmates onstage for, “Beech Like The Tree”. The band thanked fans for their support and expressed their love of playing in Glasgow; the traditional Glaswegian chorus of, “Here We Fucking Go” cemented that the feeling was mutual.