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The Libertines Present “Anthems For Doomed Youth”

Following a stellar live “surprise” slot at Glastonbury last weekend, The Libertines unveiled brand new single, “Gunga Din”, which got its first play on BBC Radio 1 last night.

The track, is the lead single from forthcoming LP, “Anthems For Doomed Youth”, scheduled to drop on Friday 4th September 2015. The album is their third studio effort and first in over a decade, following their 2002 debut, “Up The Bracket” and their self-titled sophomore LP, which was released in 2004

The announcement rounds off an incredible year for the recently reformed band, joint-fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat; they played a sold-out show at London’s Hyde Park last summer and a UK Tour which included a sold out (and very sweaty) show at Glasgow’s Barrowland and a triple treat at London’s Alexandria Palace.

“Gunga Din” is available now.

“Anthems Of Doomed Youth” is out on Friday 4th September 2015.


Gutter Gig Guide : 01/07/2015

Gigs This Week

Couldn’t afford the incredibly expensive trip to Glastonbury last weekend? Never mind! For those of you who were gutted to have missed out on Sunday night headliners, The Who (and very special guest, Paul Wellar), Glasgow’s 02 ABC is the place to be tonight! (Friday 3rd July 2015). The next best thing, tribute, Who2 are live performing all the hits from the legendary rock band, including, “My Generation”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Baba O’Reilly” and many, many more! Plus! The Underground Jam are supporting, tribute to the punk band fronted by Wellar and famous for hits, “A Town Called Malice” and “Going Underground”.

Remember Gabriella Climi? She was responsible for the saccharine-soaked 2008 hit, “Sweet About Me”. Well, now the Aussie-born singer has paired up with her brother, Joseph to form duo, All Kings And Queens. The sibling set-up are live at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut this Saturday (4th July 2015) as part of their current UK Tour.

NYC indie-rockers, Bleachers are live at Glasgow’s Garage this Sunday (5th July 2015). The band formed in 2014 and includes Fun’s lead guitarist, Jack Antonoff. By their own admission, the band are heavily influenced by 80s pop music and John Hughes films of that era. Bleachers released their debut single, “I Wanna Get Better” last February.

Legendary crooner, Neil Diamond is set to take The SSE Hydro by storm next Tuesday (7th July 2015). The 74 year old singer/songwriter will undoubtedly delight fans with classic, “Sweet Caroline”, “Forever In Blue Jeans” and “Song Sung Blue”. Diamond has sold over 125 million albums worldwide throughout his career and released his 32nd (Wow!) studio album, “Melody Road” in October 2014.

Next Tuesday (7th July 2015) will also see fellow Americans, Alkaline Trio perform in Glasgow at The O2 ABC.  The alt-rock trio formed in 1996 and released, “My Shame Is True”, their eight studio LP in 2013.

Just Announced

Boyce Avenue will be hitting up The O2 ABC on 14th October 2015.  The American rock band, which consists of three brothers from Florida, are known for their acoustic rock roots and released their second, and latest LP, “All We Have Left” in 2010.

London based-band, Spector will be coming to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 21st October 2015.  The tour announcement coincides with the release of their new album, “Moth Boys” which is out on 21st August 2015 and features the singles, “Bad Boyfriend” and “All The Sad Young Men”

Oh Wonder will play King Tut’s on 21st November 2015. The song-writing duo plan to release a song a month for a year, with their debut album scheduled for release on 4th September 2015.  This months single, “Landslide” is available now.

Gutter Gig Guide : 24/06/2015

Gigs This Week

American hard-core punk band, Dead Kennedys are at King Tut’s tonight (Thursday 25th June 2015). The band, who formed in San Francisco, California in 1978, have released four studio LPs, the latest being 1986’s “Bedtime For Democracy”.

Aussie rockers, AC/DC bring their “Rock Or Bust” World Tour to Glasgow’s national stadium, Hampden Park this weekend (Sunday 28th June 2015). The band were formed in November 1973 by brothers, Malcolm and Angus Young and have released 15 LPs in their career, the most recent being 2014’s “Rock Or Bust”. Support comes from Vintage Trouble.

Funk/soul legends, The Family Stone are live at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (28th June 2015). The band, founded in 1966, enjoyed enormous success throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s as Sly & The Family Stone

American singer/songwriter, John Legend makes his SSE Hydro debut this Tuesday (30th June 2015). The Grammy Award-winner released his fourth studio LP, “Love In The Future” in 2013, which features the massive hit single, “All Of Me”.

Just Announced

Home-town heroes, The Fratellis have unveiled details of their forthcoming fourth studio album and tour dates. “Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied” is scheduled to drop in August 2015 and the trio will be at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Thursday 5th November 2015.

Tickets on-sale on Friday 26th June 2015 @ 9am

Cambridge-born band, Mallory Knox have announced plans to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday 28th September 2015. The band, who formed in 2009, released their second LP, “Asymmetry” last year.

Tickets on-sale on Friday 26th June 2015 @ 9am





Gutter Talk : Suspire

Home-town heroes, Suspire played their last Glasgow gig of the summer at a packed King Tuts last weekend. Before heading back into the studio to work on their second LP, they spoke exclusively to Gutter HQ about their secret love of Shellac nails, who inspires them and making offensive movies that even Empire wouldn’t understand . . .

How did Suspire come together?

Paul Duffin (Guitar/Vocals) : Well, Claire and I have been in love for many years. Brian and I in love for not so many years and Chris and I in love for the least amount of years, so we all love each other!

Brian Cunningham (Vocals/Bass) : Claire and I have been in a band together for the last 10 to 12 years. Paul and I have been writing together for about the last three to five years, and we have all known Chris for years and he joined the band recently. 

Where do you draw influence from?

P. Duffin : We take a lot of influence from music, literature and things that are happening in the world. Musically, it is extremely difficult to quantify who inspires us. I think in given times, we find particular people at particular points where we all go “Oh yeah, we like that!” and we’re all on the same wavelength. I personally love hip-hop and Jurassic Five and Claire loves ABBA.

Cunningham : I am as likely to sit and listen to Glen Campbell as I am to listen to The Beatles or Oasis. We listen to whatever we like the sound of and are always educating each other on what we’re listening to.

P. Duffin : When we connect on something, we binge on it, and extract everything we possibly can before moving on to the next thing. We’re like vampires, and we continue to educate one another on the possibilities of what we can do with music.

You released your debut album last year. Did it live up to your expectations?

Cunningham : There’s two points; there’s the commercial aspect, and then there is. has it actually resonated with us as our baby? It spans from before I was in the band, and before Chris was, up until the present day. We produced a lot of it. and engineered and mixed it. then we mastered it with another party as well to make it as neutral as possible to try  and let people get into as much as possible. I think it was good, but it wasn’t perfect.

C. Duffin : I think we always want to do better, and I think that will be the same for probably most artists. I think it was a really good snapshot of where we were at that point. So many times before, we put out an EP, and then another EP, and we thought we actually need to stop here and just put out the album so we can move on.

What would you be doing if you weren’t in a band?

C. Duffin : That’s interesting to think about. I’d be a juggler maybe (Laughter) I actually can’t juggle so that would be really poor.

P. Duffin : Well, Chris and I both work for unnamed commercial enterprises to pay our bills, so music for us is very much our lives. What we do for a living pays our bills but music, in all its forms, that is life for us! However, to answer the question, I would write the best film of all time! I would direct it and I would also star in it, and it would be banned by all media channels as the most offensive, horrific, most senseless piece of nonsense of all time and I’d be quite happy with that. Empire Magazine would give it five stars, although they wouldn’t understand it. That would be my ideal situation.

What do you do to relax when you have some downtime?

C. Duffin : For me, I’n going to be a total girl when I answer this, but I think a good spa day is good for relaxing. The guys are totally the same, they just don’t want to admit it (Laughter) The whole band loves going out and getting Shellac done on their nails.
P. Duffin : If I had a day off and was just to chill out, I would probably drink heavily and then . . .
C. Duffin : Play X-Box I can tell you that right now!
P. Duffin : Yeah, X-Box would definitely be involved . . .

What are your plans for the rest of 2015?

P. Duffin : A lot of recording, and we’re off to Germany for a tour in October. We’re going to do a big show in Glasgow as well.

C. Duffin : We’re not saying too much, mainly because we haven’t decided many aspects of it yet, but it would be good after the tour in Germany to do a sort of homecoming. We’re struggling to find a venue in Glasgow that we haven’t played, so that’s something we’re trying to pin down as well. Also, working on the second album is a big, big part of 2015, which has already started.

New Order Announce “Music Complete”

Masters of the indie dancefloor, New Order have unveiled details of their long-awaited 10th studio album.

“Music Complete” is scheduled to drop on Friday 25th September 2015; it will be the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Lost Sirens”, and the first LP without bassist, Peter “Hooky” Hook who quit the band in 2007.

New Order formed in 1980 from the ashes of Joy Division after frontman, Ian Curtis took his own life, aged just 23. The band released their debut album, “Movement” the following year.

“Music Complete” marks the return of keyboardist, Gillian Gilbert who hasn’t recorded with the band since 2001’s “Get Ready”, which featured the single, “Crystal” and New Order’s first album since signing to Mute Records in September 2014.

With the announcement of their forthcoming studio effort comes the promise of live dates to be announced very soon . . .


Live Review: Suspire, King Tut’s (19/06/15)

As the venue continued to fill up, Suspire claimed centre stage in King Tut’s on Friday evening, and the four piece kicked off their last home-town show of the summer with “Sleep”. Despite only being his second live show with the band, bass player, Chris Yacomine seemed completely comfortable on stage as the band went on to play “On A Clear Day” and “Old Lady”.

A few songs into the set, guitarist/vocalist, Brian Cunnningham stated that it was starting to get a little hot on stage, before bass player/vocalist, Paul Duffin quickly quipped, “Speak for yourself! I’m the Roger Federer of being on stage, I don’t sweat”. “Moonshine” came next, followed by “Man’s Laughter” where drummer, Claire Duffin thanked the crowd for their support; both for coming out to the show and the great reception given to their debut LPSuspire closed the set with “Yes!”, but still making time to chat to fans. It might be some time before we see them play live again, but there is no doubt the venue will be packed!

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