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Goldfrapp Announce UK Tour

Electro-pop duo, Goldfrapp have announced a string of UK Tour Dates for later this year.

Goldfrapp, aka Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, will be out in support of their seventh studio LP, “Silver Eye” which was released in March of this year.

It’ll be a Happy Halloween for Glaswegian fans at the tour kicks off at the city’s 02 Academy on Tuesday 31st October 2017, before stopping off for shows at Leeds 02 Academy (1st November), Manchester Academy (3rd), Leicester’s De Montfort Hall (4th), Birmingham’s 02 Institute (6th), Brighton’s Dome (7th), Bristol’s 02 Academy (9th) before concluding at London’s 02 Academy Brixton (10th).

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 21st July 2017 at 9am

To celebrate the tour news, Alison Goldfrapp will be answering questions on Facebook Live on Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 7.30pm (BST). Tweet or post questions to Facebook using the hashtag #AskGoldfrapp

Kerri Watt Presents “Old School Love”

Scottish singer/songwriter, Kerri Watt’s dropped brand new single, “Old School Love” earlier this month.

Fresh from playing with indie band, Embrace to a 74, 000 strong crowd, Watt continues to showcase her natural knack for writing a great hook. “Old School Love” follows singles, “Long Way Home” and “The Wild”, and there are plans in the pipeline to release a collaboration with Embrace in the near future.

Milngavie-born Watt has kept herself busy playing live shows over the past 12 months, including Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival and support slots to Nina Nesbitt, Starsailor and Mike & The Mechanics.

“Old School Love” is available now.

Gutter Gig Guide : 26/06/2017

Gigs This Week

The Wombats are at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday (27th June 2017). The trio, who formed in Liverpool in 2003, are best known for their signature track, “Let’s Dance To Joy Division”. They have released three studio albums since 2007, the latest being 2015’s “Glitterbug”.

British born actor, Kiefer Sutherland is showcasing his musical talent at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Tuesday (27th June 2017). Sutherland is best known for his roles in “The Lost Boys”, “Flatliners” and “Phone Booth”, but is out in support of his debut LP, “Down In A Hole” which dropped last year. Support comes from Sounds Of The Siren.

Nashville’s own, American Young are scheduled to play Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Wednesday (28th June 2017). The country duo are Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone who released their self-titled debut LP in August 2016. Support comes from Lynnie Carson.

Glasgow’s Art School play host to Texas rockers, Spoon on Wednesday (28th June 2017). The band, who formed in 1993, released their ninth studio effort, “Hot Thoughts” in March of this year. Support comes from Adam Buxton.

New York City duo, 75 Dollar Bill are scheduled to play Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Thursday (29th June 2017). The pair, Chen Chen and Rick Browns are out in support of their second studio effort, Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock” which was released last year.

Hip hop royalty, The Sugarhill Gang are scheduled to play Glasgow’s St Luke’s on Friday (30th June 2017). The band, who originally formed in 1979, are best known for their hit single, “Rapper’s Delight”; they have released five studio LPs to date, the most recent being 1999’s “Jump On It!”.

Glasgow’s 02 Academy plays to host to The Jacksons as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour on Sunday (2nd July 2017). The band that made a superstar of the late Michael Jackson are expected to play some of their biggest hits including, “ABC”, “I Want You Back”, “I’ll Be There” and many, many more.




Paolo Nutini Announces Paisley Show

Homegrown hero, Paolo Nutini has announced plans to play a special gig in Paisley this October as part of the city’s annual Spree Festival; Nutini will play the exclusive gig at Paisley Abbey on Friday 20th October 2017 to show his support for the town’s bid for UK City Of Culture 2021.

Singer/songwriter, Nutini released his third studio album, “Caustic Love” in April 2014; it spawned the singles, “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”, “Iron Sky”, “Let Me Down Easy” and “One Day” with the accompanying video featuring actress Joanna Lumley. “Caustic Love” followed Nutini’s 2006 debut LP, “These Streets” and the 2009 follow-up, “Sunny Side Up”.

Playing this exclusive charity gig will see Nutini achieve a childhood dream, “I’ve always wanted to play The Abbey since I was a wee boy. I’m proud to be from Paisley, love is music and music is home”.  

Tickets for this gig have already been described as “gold-dust” and are priced at £30 each with a restriction of two per person; ticket sales will be via an online ballot which opens at 9am from Friday 30th June 2017 until Thursday 6th July 2017.

Ticket monies will go directly to five local charities specially selected by Paolo Nutini himself; The Love Street Singers, Mirren Park School, The Kibble Band, The Sunshine Recovery Cafe and some of the town’s Syrian refugee children.


Glasgow Gig Guide : 19/06/2017

Gigs This Week

Singer/songwriter, Beth Rowley is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Wednesday (21st June 2017). Rowley, who was born in Peru, released her debut studio effort, “Little Dreamer” in May 2008.

Aussie-born art rockers, The Red Paintings are scheduled to play Glasgow’s Broadcast on Wednesday (21st June 2017). The band, who formed in 2000, released their second (and latest LP) “The Revolution Is Never Coming” in 2013.

Tennessee’s own Paramore are scheduled to play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Thursday (22nd June 2017). The band, fronted by Hayley Williams, are out in support of their fifth studio effort, “After Laughter” which dropped in May of this year and spawned the singles, “Hard Times” and “Told You So”.

Glasgow’s 02 Academy are scheduled to play host to indie rockers, The Maccabees on Friday (23rd June 2017). The band, who formed in 2004, have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Marks To Prove It”. Support comes from Matt Maltese.

Mancunian legends The Stone Roses are at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Saturday (24th June 2017). The band, who formed in 1983, are best known for their signature tracks, “Waterfall”, “Fools Gold” and “I Am The Resurrection”, taken from their iconic self-titled debut, released in 1989. The band dropped brand new tracks, “All For One” and “Beautiful Thing” last year. Support comes from Primal Scream and Steve Mason.

Glasgow’s Broadcast plays host to Natalie Clark on Sunday (25th June 2017). The Scottish singer/songwriter is typically based in Los Angeles appeared on The Voice in The US during the blind auditions with her take on Free’s “All Right Now”.

York-born band, Pauper Kings are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (25th June 2017) as part of their current UK Tour. Support comes from Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon and Holloway Road.

Glasgow’s Broadcast play host to Dylan Jakobsen on Monday (26th June 2017).  Jakobsen’s brand of country rock has drawn favourable comparisons to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen; his debut LP, “From Where I Began” is available now.



“Who’s The Man?” The Killers Drop New Single

The Killers dropped their brand new single, “The Man” today, the lead single from their forthcoming fifth studio effort which frontman, Brandon Flowers unveiled is titled, “Wonderful, Wonderful”.

“Wonderful, Wonderful” will be the Las Vegas band’s first studio LP since 2012’s “Battle Born”; “The Man” is a punchy, funk-soaked affair with enough swagger to make Mick Jagger jealous, but how does it compare to previous first tastes from the band?

“Mr Brightside”, taken from “Hot Fuss” (2004)

Where would indie dancefloors be without this track? “Mr Brightside”, a torrid tale of jealousy and paranoia was the lead single from The Killers debut, “Hot Fuss”. Originally released in 2003 with accompanying black and white band performance promo, the single was re-released in 2004 with stylish Moulin Rouge-themed video complete with courtesans, guyliner and a cameo from Eric Roberts.

“When You Were Young”, taken from “Sam’s Town” (2006)

The Killers swapped eyeliner and their love affair with the electro 80s for a more Springsteen-esque vibe with, “When You Were Young”, the first taste of second studio album, “Sam’s Town”. Both fans and critics alike were a little shell-shocked about the sudden change of direction for the band, but the track has remained a firm setlist favourite.

“Human”, taken from “Day & Age” (2008)

Another new album, another new direction for Brandon Flowers & Co; “Human”, an infectious, pure pop track dropped in 2008 as the teaser for things to come with third studio effort, “Day & Age”. The track’s nonscenical lyrics, “Are we human? Or are we dancer?” caused unexpected controversy (even more so than Flowers feather jacket from the video) but it didn’t stop the track becoming an international hit across the globe.

“Runaways”, taken from “Battle Born” (2012)

The Killers have never made any secret about wanting to be the next U2, and the rock outfit made a play for the stadium king’s crown in 2012 with the lead single from their fourth LP, “Battle Born”. “Runaways” was a military drum driven anthem fit for stadium shows, which the band experienced in 2013 when they headlined Wembley Stadium for the very first time.


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